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A KORWAR FIGURE

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A KORWAR FIGURE

Size 24,7 cm
Material Wood
Origin Cenderawasih Bay, Papua-New Guinea

Korwar, sitting on a circular base with arms folded resting on its knees. Prominent nose and ears. A bun-shaped coiffure adorns the top of the head.
This figure embodies the spirit of the deceased and is used by the living as an intermediary to communicate with this spirit and ask for help or guidance.

Provenance

Dutch collection