Lot: 48

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Figure d'esprit masculin

Papouasie-Nouvelle-Guinée - Bas Sepik

Provenance Taille Prix d’appel / Prix d'Estimation
Tretter, Germany (1973)
Hubert Pettenkofer, Passau, Germany
H: 28,5 cm 400 EUR
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wood, colour pigments, base

The small size of the figure suggests a private use. According to old reports, some men have attached such small figures to their headdresses during ceremonies. This could be indicated by the eyelet carved on the back.


Peltier, Philippe et.al., Tanz der Ahnen, Zürich 2015, p. 175 f.