male figure

 
Creation date
Materials
wood, pigment
Dimensions
26 1/4 x 5 x 3 1/2 in.
Credit line
Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Harrison Eiteljorg
Accession number
1989.1462
Collection
Not Currently On View

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.

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