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male figure


Many small figures are produced along the Sepik River. In the Lower River region, they are typically standing, frontal and balanced. Some figures are miniature versions of larger sculptures found in men's houses. The smallest ones represent ancestors and are used as personal amulets for protection.

Object Information

creation date
1920-1950
materials
wood, pigment
dimensions
26 1/4 x 5 x 3 1/2 in.
accession number
1989.1462
credit line
Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Harrison Eiteljorg
copyright
No Known Rights Holder
collection
Oceanic Art
colors