PROTECTIVE DIVINITY DEMA.
SCULPTURE WOMEN – BIRD. PAUA NEW GUINEA. RIVER SEPIK BASIN.
Height: 33 cm
Wood sculpture representing a spirit or deity Dema of the nature, shaped in woman’s body and a bird’s head. The cult of these spirits is based on the celebration of rituals for the renewal of the memory of their myth, which will provide fertility and food from nature for the tribe.
Origin: Private collection of Paris.
Price: 950 €