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Lot #9306 - A Fine Old Yina Figure, Kwoma People, Waskuk Area, Upper Sepik River, East Sepik Province, Papua New Guinea

  • Auction House:
    Theodore Bruce
  • Sale Name:
    Timed Online Auction | The Todd Barlin Collection of Oceanic and Asian Art | Day II
  • Sale Date:
    09 Aug 2022 ~ 6pm (AEST)
  • Lot #:
    9306
  • Lot Description:
    A Fine Old Yina Figure, Kwoma People, Waskuk Area, Upper Sepik River, East Sepik Province, Papua New Guinea
    Yina is one of three distinct ceremonies held annually in the villages of the Kwoma, Nukuma and Mayo speakers of the Upper Sepik River, in a region generally referred to as the Waskuk Hills. These ceremonies are associated with the harvesting of yams. Yina is the first of the yam harvest ceremonies. The basic iconographic feature is a highly stylized representation of the human head. Yina represent spirits known as sikilawos, which have great power and are responsible for the continuing fertility of the yam gardens.
    H 111 cm
  • Provenance:
    The Todd Barlin Collection of Oceanic Art
  • Estimate:
    A$300 - 500
  • Realised Price:
    $0.00
  • Category:
    Tribal

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