Oceanic Art Korwar figure, rare Manduko Korwar sculpture.
Natural splits due to old age are visible on the wooden statue but otherwise still in good condition, no insect & no decay, it is well kept. Circa 1940.
Korwar Cenderawasih images served as supernatural intermediaries, allowing the living to communicate with the dead. When a family member died, his or her relatives summoned a carver, typically a religious specialist, who created a Korwar and enticed the spirit of the deceased to enter it.
Height: 67 cm / 26.4 inches
Base: 20.5 x 23 cm / 8.1 x 9.1 inches
Weight: 7.2 kg / 15.8 lb
After packing: 12 kg / 26 lb
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