Large 'Aripa' hunting and warfare spirit figure, c. 1900

Hard wood with traces of lichen and calcifications due to storage in a limestone cave
Caves of the Korewori, Ewa People, Inyai Village area, Upper Korewori River, South bank of the Middle Sepik River, PNG, Melanesia. 14th/19th century or earlier (C-14 test pending). Ex coll. : Ronald Clyne, New York; Ann & Sam Charters, Connecticut (acquired from Ronald Clyne circa late 1960s). Courtesy Galerie Meyer - Oceanic & Eskimo Art.
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