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NEW GUINEA YAM GOD

NEW GUINEA YAM GOD
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NEW GUINEA YAM GOD
NEW GUINEA YAM GOD
NEW GUINEA YAM GOD
NEW GUINEA YAM GOD
NEW GUINEA YAM GOD

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Carved wood New Guinea yam god associated with the yam ceremonies, usually placed with yam baskets and worshipped; this particular example was probably associated with the mindja-ma yam ceremony; it is characterized by it's long exaggerated nose and simple face on a flat body carved in a geometric pattern; height 1.74m (68 1/2in), width 24.1cm (9 1/2in); purchased at The Isaac's Gallery, Toronto in 1986 for $1500.00