OLD AGED 520mm KORWAR STATUE Cenderawasih Oceanic Art Sculpture Image Artifact

$780.00 $500.00

An old GIANT 520mm stunning piece of Oceanic Art, the Korwar Figure from Cenderawasih Indonesia. Beautiful aging and natural splits are visible on the wooden statue, sold as shown. Hardwood. A must have. Circa 1950.

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. Korwar imagery was highly conventionalized, depicting the ancestor in a seated or standing position with the robust head and arrow-shaped nose that are the hallmarks of Cenderawasih carving.

 

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Published on:17/01/2018


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Height: 52 cm / 20.5 inches
Base: 21 x 20 cm / 8.3 x 7.9 inches

Weight: 5.7 kg / 12.5 lb
After packing: 10 kg / 22 lb

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