Old Papuan Gulf Imunu Figure (published) Papua New Guinea
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Old Papuan Gulf Imunu Figure (published) Papua New Guinea:
OLD PAPUAN GULF IMUNU FIGURE (PUBLISHED) PAPUA NEW GUINEA
OLD PAPUAN GULF IMUNU FIGURE (PUBLISHED)
This unique zoomorphic figure comes from the Elema Culture and would have been used for sorcery. It has an Imunu quality to its organic, natural composition and a patina consistent with being rubbed ceremonially. The figure is covered with incised motifs in filled with orange and white natural pigments. The eyes have small lumps of crystalline rock forced into them to make them shine. Published as Figure 26 in Red Eye of the Sun: Art of the Papuan Gulf. It would date to the 1950’s or earlier and measures 15 cm high.
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