Yipwon Figure Papau New Guinea Tribal Hardwood Carving

Yipwon Figure Papau New Guinea Tribal Hardwood Carving

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Region

Southeast Asian, Tribal Arts

Period

Pre 1900

$7,500.00

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An antique Papau New Guinea Yipwon figure of the Alamblak people. Anthropomorphic opposing hook style hardwood carving. A large one such as this was collectively owned by clans and worshipped to bring victory to battles and success during hunting. The Yipwon is the patron spirit of warfare and hunting. Custom metal fabricated stand supports the figure.

Provenance Handley Collection

Age: 19th Century

Dimensions: 12″ Wide by 76 1/2″ High by 12″ Deep

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An antique Papau New Guinea Yipwon figure of the Alamblak people. Anthropomorphic opposing hook style hardwood carving. A large one such as this was collectively owned by clans and worshipped to bring victory to battles and success during hunting. The Yipwon is the patron spirit of warfare and hunting. Custom metal fabricated stand supports the figure.

Provenance Handley Collection

Age: 19th Century

Dimensions: 12″ Wide by 76 1/2″ High by 12″ Deep

Additional information

Region

Southeast Asian, Tribal Arts

Period

Pre 1900

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