This is a Wonderful Old Carved Wood Ancestor Statue from the Boiken People from along the coast and in the Prince Alexander Mountains near Wewak in Papua New Guinea. The most recognizable figures come from Yangoru and are usually flattish and often in a squatting position. Coastal Boiken groups formerly created Statues representing a variety of male and female spirits and used by men during ceremonial performance. The Statues were kept as sacred objects within the men's ceremonial house. According to oral tradition, Statues originated when women heard the sounds of underwater spirits. This would be a wonderful addition to your home or collection.
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40.5 Inches Tall
16 Inches Wide
3 1/4 inches Deep
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