440mm Cenderawasih KORWAR FIGURE Oceanic Art Statue ANCESTRAL Sculpture Images

$460.00

An old Korwar Figure from Cenderawasih Indonesia. Natural splits due to old age are visible on the wooden statue but otherwise still in good condition. Circa 1970.

 

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Published on:17/01/2018


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Ancestral Sculpture / Korwar statue figure. Indonesia.

Korwar 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.

The robust head and arrow-shaped nose that are the hallmarks of Cenderawasih carving.

Height: 44 cm / 17.3 inches
Base: 11 x 10 cm / 4.3 x 3.9 inches

Weight: 1.2 kg / 2.6 lb
After packing: 3 kg / 6.6 lb

I will ship via Registered Mail, 14 working days worldwide. Insured.

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