NAGA WOOD FIGURE DISFIGURED FOR RELIGION

Harry L Neufeld

Konyak Naga - dark, rough hewn wood grave effigy figure, with bent knees and elbows, traces of tree sap and red paint indicative of headhunting and fires set to rival villages, with lime paste over the severed genitals area, a result of acceding to missionary zeal by effectively neutering the past culture - on base

$2,500.00

Artwork details

Origin

Early 20th century

Dimension

H 14IN x W 4.25IN x D 2IN

H 35.56CM x W 10.795CM x D 5.08CM

Provenance

Collected in Nagaland

Condition

Very good

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