Ancestor or Spirit Figure


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Artifact Identification Ancestor or Spirit Figure   (1998.19.2731)
  1. Communication Artifacts
  2. :
  3. Ceremonial Artifacts
  4. :
  5. Religious Objects
Artist/Maker None
Geographic Location
Period/Date 1900 - 1913 CE
Culture Papuan, Melanesian, Watam Language Group
Location On Exhibitin the Southeast Asia and Oceania exhibit

Physical Analysis

Dimension 1 (Height) 86.1 cm
Dimension 2 (Width) 13.2 cm
Dimension 3 (Depth) 8.9 cm
Weight 11050 g
Measuring Remarks None
Materials Animal--Hair, Animal--Shell, Animal--Bone, Plant--Grass, Textile, Plant--Wood, Pigment
Manufacturing Processes Carved, Cutting, Painting, Plaiting, Weaving--Basket, Wrapping, Stringing
Munsell Color Information waived

Research Remarks

Published Description N/A
Description N/A
Comparanda N/A

Illinois Alumni News, March 1988, p. 10. Photo: Spurlock Museum, Fall 2006, p. 12.

Artifact History

Archaeological Data N/A
Credit Line/Dedication Museum of Natural History, UIUC
Reproduction No
Reproduction Information N/A

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