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TWO LARGE BALSA SPIRIT FIGURES

F20 Two Large Balsa Spirit Figures

Wosera, Southern Abelam

These two figures were undoubtedly carved by the same artist and used together. Their main function is inside the Haus Tambaran ( Spirit House), for male initiation. They are called “Nngwalndu” in the Abelam language.  The larger figure is male, the slimmer one, female; both are very finely painted but in unusual subtle black, white and blue ( Reckitt’s blue) – not the usual vibrant yellow and red colors typical of the Abelam.

 

Size: Size: 147cm, 148cm

Price: POA

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