Lot: 12

Four figures "bioma"

Papua New Guinea - Gulf

Provenance Size Hammer price
H: 12.2 inch;
17.1 inch;
20.1 inch;
21.9 inch
3500 EUR

wood, red ochre, lime, rest.

These figures represented and served as a dwelling place for powerful spirits "imunu". They were kept in the large communal men's houses at clan shrines, together with spirit boards, human and animal skulls and other sacred objects.