Sepik - Kandimbong: On the Ancestor Statuary from the Coastal Sepik Region

March 17, 2017

For his 17th participation to TEFAF Maastricht, Bernard de Grunne focuses on the presentation of a group of human figures all originating in the Coastal Sepik region. The majority of statues from this group date back to the 19th century or earlier as they are carved with non-metal stone and bone tooth bladed adzes. Besides, it is essentially what Reche was the first to identify as "ancestor figures".