Item Records

This page shows all the information we have about this item. Both the institution that physically holds this item, and RRN members have contributed the knowledge on this page. You’re looking at the item record provided by the holding institution. If you scroll further down the page, you’ll see the information from RRN members, and can share your own knowledge too.

The RRN processes the information it receives from each institution to make it more readable and easier to search. If you’re doing in-depth research on this item, be sure to take a look at the Data Source tab to see the information exactly as it was provided by the institution.

These records are easy to share because each has a unique web address. You can copy and paste the location from your browser’s address bar into an email, word document, or chat message to share this item with others.

  • Data
  • Data Source

This information was automatically generated from data provided by MOA: University of British Columbia. It has been standardized to aid in finding and grouping information within the RRN. Accuracy and meaning should be verified from the Data Source tab.


Standing male ancestor figure, carved out of wood. The large head is pointed in back, topped with a flat, decorated hat, and sits on a long neck carved with a regular pattern of rectangles. The figure’s arms are bent and the hands attach to the body at the hips. Four fingers are carved into the right hand. A narrow chest tops a protruding stomach at front, while buttocks are carved prominently at rear. The legs are short and stocky. The right foot is a rounded block with the carved toes; the left foot is half the size of the right, due to missing portions. The figure wears a carved belt.

History Of Use

The purpose of figures of this type is to lend the protection of ancestors to unborn children, aid in their safe delivery, and to protect people from wicked spells and evil.

Item History

With an account, you can ask other users a question about this item. Request an Account

With an account, you can submit information about this item and have it visible to all users and institutions on the RRN. Request an Account

Similar Items