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Art d'Afrique et d'Océanie | Fine Art Auction | Search Results | Christie's

Art d'Afrique et d'Océanie | Fine Art Auction | Search Results | Christie's

Male Figure (Aripa), 16th–early 19th century Inyai–Ewa people, Korewori River, Middle Sepik region, Papua New Guinea Wood, paint; H. 46 1/2 in. (118 cm) This aripa figure captures the otherworldly quality of the helping spirit it represents. Among the Inyai-Ewa, each man owned such a figure. Kept in the men's ceremonial house, the figure served as a vessel that contained the power of his individual helping spirit who aided him in the hunt.

Male Figure (Aripa), 16th–early 19th century Inyai–Ewa people, Korewori River, Middle Sepik region, Papua New Guinea Wood, paint; H. 46 1/2 in. (118 cm) This aripa figure captures the otherworldly quality of the helping spirit it represents. Among the Inyai-Ewa, each man owned such a figure. Kept in the men's ceremonial house, the figure served as a vessel that contained the power of his individual helping spirit who aided him in the hunt.

Seated Portuguese Figure, 18th century Nigeria; Edo peoples, court of Benin Brass

Seated Portuguese Figure, 18th century Nigeria; Edo peoples, court of Benin Brass

Maternity Figure, 19th–20th century Luluwa peoples; Democratic Republic of Congo Wood, metal ring

Maternity Figure, 19th–20th century Luluwa peoples; Democratic Republic of Congo Wood, metal ring

Ring with Equestrian Figure, 19th–20th century Mali; Dogon peoples Copper alloy

Ring with Equestrian Figure, 19th–20th century Mali; Dogon peoples Copper alloy

Bow Stand with Female Figure, 19th–20th century Democratic Republic of Congo; Luba

Bow Stand with Female Figure, 19th–20th century Democratic Republic of Congo; Luba

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