Archaic "Yipwon" hooked figure of arched...

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Archaic "Yipwon" hooked figure of arched...

Archaic "Yipwon" hooked figure of arched shape carved in projection of a deity's head on the upper part, the body is enriched with several hooks arranged in cascade towards the sky and towards the earth. These sacred figures represent a spirit or solar ancestor. They were invoked during the ceremonies preceding wars and the hunting of trophy heads, and also displayed as powerful ancestors during battles to attract the victory of young warriors over their enemies.
Wood, ancient erosion of time, marks of use
Korewori River region, Middle Sepik, Papua New Guinea, 20th century
131 x 13 cm
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