London, South Kensington
3 July 2002
A Papua New Guinea ebonised wood Guardian bust
the head flanked by crocodiles -- 19½in. (49.5cm.) high
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These figures are known as Kandinga, from the Sepik River region. They are used to ward off evil spirits and provide dwelling to ancestral spirits.
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