Lot 322: Bouchon de flûte sacrée Papoue Biwat, cours moyen de la rivière Yuat, Bas-Sepik, Papouasie Nouvelle-Guinée. Personnage à la tête projetée en avant debout, puissant, au front surdimensionné aujourd'hui dénué de sa parure. Il couronnait chez les Biwat

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December 15, 2012, 4:30 PM CET
Marseille, France
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Description: Bouchon de flûte sacrée Papoue Biwat, cours moyen de la rivière Yuat, Bas-Sepik, Papouasie Nouvelle-Guinée. Personnage à la tête projetée en avant debout, puissant, au front surdimensionné aujourd'hui dénué de sa parure. Il couronnait chez les Biwat les flûtes sacrées en bambou haiyang, qui avaient une signification, à la fois sociale, cérémonielle et religieuse. Ces effigies étaient censées représenter les enfants de la mère crocodile spirituelle (asin), lors des cérémonies initiatiques. Ancienne collection Judith Wood. Bois à patine brune. H. : 12 cm. env. Bibliographie : reproduit p.264 du catalogue d'exposition « Art Papou », MAAOA, musée de la vieille Charité, Marseille, 2000. « Cette magnifique petite oeuvre d'art fait partie du corpus des objets les plus emblématiques de l'art papou »
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