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On display on Level 2

Geelvinck Bay (Teluk Cenderawasih) region

Geelvinck Bay (Teluk Cenderawasih) region

Korwar [ancestor figure] 19th century Place made: Cendrawasih Bay region, West Papua, Indonesia
Creation Notes: Field collected reportedly by Jacque Viot in 1929
Materials & Technique: sculptures, figurines, wood, beads

Dimensions: 38.0 h x 17.5 w x 13.0 d cm
Acknowledgement: Purchased 2010
Accession No: NGA 2010.338
Provenance:
  • Possibly field collected by surrealist filmaker Jacques Viot in 1929
  • Ex-Andre Breton collection of non-western art prior to 1951
  • Auctioned from the estate of Breton in 2003.