Spear Abelam People East Sepik Papua New Guinea
This beautiful old spear is from the Abelam People in the East Sepik Province of Papua New Guinea. Likely cut down from a 400cm spear to its present height of 83cm. The upper part is carved with two ancestor figures one on each side, their arms and legs done in stylised manner that is ingenuity of the Abelam artist who made this spear. The spear has old black patina overall and with remnants of white ochre .
The spear is dating from the late 19th to the early 20th Century. It come on a custom stand so it can stand up independently to display on a table or shelf.
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