Human Totem figures with Shield, Irian Jaya. Asmat Tribe.

Human Totem figures with Shield, Irian Jaya. Asmat Tribe.

$850.00

Sir Raffles Art & History is Charles Mandel’s collection of antique Santos and ethnographic collectibles, mostly carved wood. See current selection on Etsy: https://www.etsy.com/shop/SirRafflesArtHistory

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I purchased it more than 20 years ago and believe that it was not old at that time. 58″ tall, heavy wood.

Condition: Please review the photos carefully. PLEASE NOTE: Solid shape and the base is sandstone.

Whatever the culture, there can be no more important art than that used as an aid for communicating with the divine. I have always found devotional artifacts fascinating to collect; there is no better way to connect with a past culture than through the objects that were important to it. Collecting religious figures is particularly gratifying. The subject, the style and the methods of production combine to tell the tale of what the individuals in that culture valued.

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I have been collecting artifacts and religious objects for many years, specializing in Asian and European vintage carvings. Don’t hesitate to ask about other stock that I might have that is not listed here.

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Materials: wood,polychrome

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