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)

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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