Sepik River Ritual Object-New Guinea Art-Wartburg Theological Seminary Here is an ancient pre-contact, stone-carved Lower Sepik River ritual object. It has a classic spirit face with oval eyes and a deeply pierced nasal septum above an undulating snake form in high relief. The piece is ex. Wartburg Theological Seminary, Dubuque Iowa (90.1/17), dates to the late 19th century, is 25 ½” (64.7 cm) in height and sells for $4800. Questions?