ANTIQUE 520mm KORWAR STATUE Cenderawasih Oceanic Art Sculpture Image Artifact
An antique GIANT 520mm stunning piece of Oceanic Art, the Korwar Figure from Cenderawasih Indonesia. Beautiful aging and natural splits are visible on the wooden statue, sold as shown. Hardwood. A must have. Circa 1940.
Korwar images served as supernatural intermediaries, allowing the living to communicate with the dead. When a family member died, his or her relatives summoned a carver, typically a religious specialist, who created a Korwar and enticed the spirit of the deceased to enter it.
Korwar imagery was highly conventionalized, depicting the ancestor in a seated or standing position with the robust head and arrow-shaped nose that are the hallmarks of Cenderawasih carving.
Height: 52 cm / 20.5 inches
Base: 21 x 20 cm / 8.3 x 7.9 inches
Weight: 5.7 kg / 12.5 lb
After packing: 10 kg / 22 lb
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