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  Middle Sepik Hook Figure Oceanic Art Papua New Guinea Art  
  Middle Sepik Hook Figure New Guinea Tribal Art  
  Middle Sepik Hook Ancestral Figure  
  Sepik Food Hook Figure New Guinea  
     
 
Item No: figure_hook_3408
   
Description: MIDDLE SEPIK IATMUL SUSPENSION HOOK FIGURE
   
  A light dense wood  suspension hook from the Iatmul people.  These artifacts had both
  a ceremonial and a utilitarian function and may represent a clan ancestral spirit. 
  Gifts of chickens, betel nut and so forth are hung upon the hook and then eaten,
  only then can the spirit of the ancestor enter the Iatmul male who consumes the
  food and thus communicate to his people from the other world.
   
Dimensions: 26.5" x 5.5"
   
Location: Middle Sepik, Iatmul, Papua New Guinea, Sepik River Region
   
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