This an old Carved Wood "Kamangabbi" One Leg distinctive Hook Figures ( Yipwon) from the Black Lakes Region, Sepik River, Papua New Guinea. These figures were kept in the men's ceremonial houses. The figures play a central role in hunting and fishing. Depicting powerful spirits, the images served as vessels into which the spirits were called before a hunt or raid and presented with offerings. Yipwon images portray both external and internal features of the spirits. Although highly stylized, the head and single leg appear relatively naturalistic in comparison with the central section of the body, which consists of a series of opposed, concentric hooks depicting the ribs, surrounding a central element representing the heart. This would be a wonderful addition to your home or collection.
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Shows Natural age and wear
50 Inches Tall on Stand
5 Inches Wide
5.5 Inches Deep
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