Lot 107

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Friday 16th July 2021

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Rare 19th Nicobar Islands male Figure, Bay of Bengal, of a Kareau (Scare Devil) figure having bright wide eyes and carved nose and lips a painted naked upper body and in black trousers, the legs in running motion the forward leg with a joint, 80cm high� Made by a �menluana� a ritual specialist or healer who communicates with the spirit world. The figure was set up outside a sick person�s house to scare and drive away the bad spirits thought to be causing disease.

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