RARE UNIQUE OCEANIC ART LARGE OLD HAND CARVED TRIBAL CLAN ANCESTRAL CULT RAMU SPIRIT MASK WITH LONG PHALLIC NOSE SHELLS BUSH TWINE COLLECTED ON RAMU RIVER PAPUA NEW GUINEA 13A6 ORACLE CONSULTED FOR ADVICE DURING RAIDS COLLECTOR DESIGNER DECOR 39"x 17"
Rare old Unique Ancestral Ramu Wood Spirit Mask with long nose, Papua New Guinea PNG
Reduced from $1,400.00 SINCE WE CLOSED OUR DOORS.
Spirit masks represent ancestors, a protective spirit kept in the men's house.
It was hand carved out of one solid piece of red native wood. This unusual mask is seen here on all the photos except the ones of natives I took while there.
Such masks were most important as they were oracles consulted for advice in times of sickness, disease and wars by the clan or tribe.Measures: 39" x 17"
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