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Asmat Ancestral Sculpture

$3,600.00

An Artist’s Collection VOL.1
 
Central Irian Jaya, Indonesia
 
20th century, wood, natural pigments, custom stand 
24.5” x 3″ x 3″ 
 ex Baron Joseph Sepy Dubrony  collection
 
Additional photos available upon request
 
Carved images were central to ceremonial life and usually represented recently deceased individuals. The figures served both to commemorate the dead and remind the community that their deaths must be avenged. While the figures depict specific individuals and bear their names, they employ a standardized iconography and are not intended as portraits.

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