A delicate male ancestral figure wearing the iconic headdress (Naute) used by men on ceremonial occasions. Mirrored below his chin is a collar like form. Piercings through the nose and along the outer rim of the Naute were used for attachments added during ceremonies. The figure has various applications of pigments applied over time with the most recent a powerful red commercial paint.
Dimensions: 19" x 3"
Location: Boiken, Papua New Guinea, Sepik.
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