Figure, Vanuatu  height 37in (94cm)
Lot 82W Y
Figure, Vanuatu height 37in (94cm)
Sold for US$ 2,375 inc. premium
Auction Details
Lot Details
Figure, Vanuatu
temes nevimbar
Vegetable materials, feathers, pigment
height 37in (94cm)

Provenance:
Todd Barlin, Sydney
American Private Collection

These brightly painted figures are said to represent individuals or spirits and are used in a variety of rituals. Generally, they are seen in displays in conjunction with the initiation rituals of Nevimbur, the men's secret society. (Newton 2001:302)
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  1. Fredric Backlar
    Specialist - African, Oceanic and Pre-Columbian Art
    Bonhams
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