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. 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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33 Inches Tall
37 Inches Tall on Stand
1 1/4 Inches Wide
6 Inches Deep
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