Carved wooden figure, ancestral and protective wit

Made:
1870-1920 in Papua New Guinea

Carved wooden figure, ancestral and protective with tusks through nose, shell eyes, and wearing stiff headdress of real hair and fibre, face decorated, left arm repaired, Melanasian, from Sepik River, Papua New Guinea, 1870-1920

Details

Category:
Ethnography and Folk Medicine
Object Number:
A87199
Materials:
cane, fibre, hair, ? human, shell, tusk, wood
type:
statues
taxonomy:
credit:
Sotheby's
status:
Loan: Wellcome Trust

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