Ancestor Figure, Southern New Ireland
- Height: 14 1/2 in (37 cm)
Kevin Conru, Brussels
Anthony Meyer, Paris
American Private Collection, acquired from the above in 2001
The kulap served as a temporary dwelling for the spirits of the deceased with might otherwise wander causing harm to the living. Only men were permitted to view the kulap, which after a period of time were destroyed; almost all old kulap such as the present example were collected during the colonial period between 1870-1890.