Yangoru Ancestral Spirit Figure New Guinea  
   
     
     
     
     
 
   
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Yangoru_spirit_figure_0316
   
DESCRIPTION: YANGORU ANCESTRAL SPIRIT FIGURE
   
 
This figure comes from the Boiken area between Yangoru and Sassoya.
 
The arms and legs are swept up, often a posture of birth but also can be seen
 
to symbolize creativity and fertility. These ancestral spirits have specific purposes in
 
village ceremonies such as warfare, harvest and hunting.
 
   
DIMENSIONS:
27" x 11"
   
LOCATION:
Yangoru, Sassoya, Papua New Guinea, Sepik River Region