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An Ifugao wooden effigy spoon

Catalogue: Archives: Regional Art: Pre 1920   item# 1257338 (stock# I23-2824)

An Ifugao wooden effigy spoon
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michael cichon tribal arts
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Finely carved with a thin and delicate spoon bowl and a standing, nude, muscular, male effigy handle. This ritual hardwood example is notable for its lustrous, wonderful color, the result of much handling and use. In very fine condition with just a slight bit of old roughness along the edges of the spoon bowl, itself. Deep, shiny and varied patina. Measuring 6.50" H x 2 1/8" W, maximum. From Northern Luzon, Philippines, very early 20th century. Custom metal mount. Provenance: Eugene B ...click for details


A superb Naga male ancestor figure

Catalogue: Archives: Regional Art: Pre 1940   item# 884418 (stock# N72740-mc)

A superb Naga male ancestor figure
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michael cichon tribal arts
941.224.0440


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In the extreme northeast corner of India, in what is known as 'Nagaland', human effigies made from wood are only found among a few communities of the southern and northernmost regions of the territory. This notable example comes from the Konyak group who occupy the remote northern zone. Although it is carved in a somewhat conventionalized form - a man, seated with his cane-wrapped legs drawn-up to his chest, arms folded and resting on the knees - the features and tattoo markings of th ...click for details

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