243. An ancestral figure
An ancestral figure
New Guinea, Kwotmagum (Maprik)
This is an important ancestral figure.
The suggestion that the figure is wearing a cap makes this a high ranking ancestor within the Abelam clan. The hornbill bird carved on top of his head is the messenger between this world and the spirit world.
H. 78.8 cm (excluding base)
Collection of Rene and Odette Delenne, Belgium