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.