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Vintage Bioma Spirit Figure on Acrylic Base from Papua New Guinea (PNG)/Oceania

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Bioma figure of flat form with an elongated body, arms to the sides, legs apart, deep carved lines along center of body with white pigments (lime) and several areas of patterns carved with red pigments (red ochre and other native paints). The face is highly abstract with round eyes and bulbous nose, and the wood shows some wear and exposure to elements.

Bioma figures are found along the southeast coast of Papua New Guinea and are the embodiment of the “imunu” which are the powerful spirits who inhabit a particular region and are kept in village shrines throughout the region. This piece is a genuine ritual work of art that has been museum mounted on a solid acrylic base. It would make for an impactful sculpture on a console table in a great room or entry or an art stand in a hallway. Perfect for Mid-Century, Organic Modern, Oceanic, Tropical or Coastal interior settings. 

Place of Origin: Gulf Province, Papua New Guinea (PNG) 

Date of Manufacture: 1950s 

Condition: Very Good

Wear: Slight crack on left leg. Piece has been professionally mounted on acrylic stand is is structurally sound. Consistent with age and use. Please refer to pictures.

Dimensions:

Figure: 32 in. H X 6.25 in. W X 1 D / Base: 5 in. L X 10 in. W X 2.5 in. H / Total: 34.5 in. H 

Reference: The Met, National Museum of Liverpool, Minneapolis Museum of Art and the Brooklyn Museum.

Vintage Bioma Spirit Figure on...

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