Middle Ramu Sculpture

Middle Ramu Cult hook Figure | Middle Ramu sculpture.

Object Type: Cult hook

Locality: Middle Ramu Papua New Guinea

Artist: Unknown

Circa: 1950

Height: 91 cm

Description: I very seldom buy from other dealers but when I saw this piece I knew it was to good to pass by.  There are fake examples of this object all over the place but this one is the real deal.  The perfection of the hooks and presence are immediately evident. For those people who know their New Guinea art, they will immediately recognize the similarity with Garra masks and yipwon figures. Oral history from this area tells of a clan that lost a battle and wandered out of the Sepik for many months until they settled on the banks of the Guam river.  They bought their gods and art with them. Just like Yipwon the great ones have their hooks carved to a point of perfection. The hooks focus the energy to the serene yet menacing face.

Price: $8000 AUD

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Middle Ramu Sculpture Cult hook Figure

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