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Lot 829: Carved ancestral figure, Papua New Guinea, 54"h

Day 2 - Fine Estates and Private Collections at Auction

by Great Gatsby's Auction Gallery, Inc.

December 10, 2016

Atlanta, GA, USA

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  • Carved ancestral figure, Papua New Guinea, 54
  • Carved ancestral figure, Papua New Guinea, 54
  • Carved ancestral figure, Papua New Guinea, 54
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Description: Carved ancestral figure or "kumbianmu", Tigowi tribe, Sepik River, Papua New Guinea, regarded as a dwelling place for ancestral spirits, rendering aid and good fortune to living family members, comprised of carved wood, pig husks, cowrie shells, human hair, and cassowary feathers, 54"h x 13"w x 10"d. Provenance: Acquired from the New Guinea Primitive Arts Gallery, Sydney, Australia, circa 1983.

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