Korwar Ancestor Figure

Geelvink Bay, West Papua

Wood, inlay

19th/very early 20th Century

Ex van Lier Collection, Netherlands

Published: van Baaren, T.P. ; Korwars and Korwar Styles

13x5 in/33x12.5 cm

An ancestor figure of rare style from the outer islands with great age and strength. One senses a kinship with Bulul rice gods from the Northern Philippines. This is a very compelling piece!