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Object Number:83-33-2
Current Location: Collections Storage
Provenience: Papua New Guinea
East Sepik Province
Middle Sepik River
Tigowi
Section:Oceanian
Materials:Wood
Cowrie
Plant Fiber
Pigment
Iconography:Man
Woman
Bird
Turtle
Snake
Height: 148 cm
Width: 24 cm
Credit Line:Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Leon M. Marlowe, 1983

Description

Figure with large, flat, round head, standing on hollow, conical base. Three rows of projecting points above brow, curved rows of projecting points above mouth and along jaw. Cowrie shell eyes. Scarifications above breasts and around navel. Grass pubic apron. Below feet, a turtle. Snakes at sides, from hips of figure to base. Female figure, arms and legs flexed, and bird with spread wings carved in high relief on back.


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