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Korewori River, East Sepik Province, Papua New Guinea    Yipwon wood, patinas 151.00 h x 5.0 w x 18.0 d cm  Purchased 2011  Accession No: NGA 2011.950

Yipwon figure, Korewori River, East Sepik Province, Papua New Guinea patinated wood, 151 cm x 5 cm x 18 cm diam. purchased 2011 Accession No: NGA National Gallery of Australia

East Sepik Province	Yam Figure,   20th century  Wood, pigment  Nogwi was the final part of the ceremonies held during yam harvest observances in which only the most senior and powerful men of the community could participate. Participation in the nogwi ritual was attained through personal achievements, the essential one being homicide the ultimate proof of masculinity. "Only nogwi members were qualified to plant yams and to know the magic that made them grow.

East Sepik Province Yam Figure, 20th century Wood, pigment Nogwi was the final part of the ceremonies held during yam harvest observances in which only the most senior and powerful men of the community could participate. Participation in the nogwi ritual was attained through personal achievements, the essential one being homicide the ultimate proof of masculinity. "Only nogwi members were qualified to plant yams and to know the magic that made them grow.

Male Figure (Aripa) [Inyai-Ewa people, Korewori River, Middle Sepik region, Papua New Guinea] (1978.412.1508) | Heilbrunn Timeline of Art History | The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Male Figure (Aripa)

Male Figure# (Aripa) [Inyai-Ewa people, Korewori River, Middle Sepik region, Papua New Guinea]

Male Figure [Inyai-Ewa people, Korewori River, Middle Sepik region, Papua New Guinea] (1978.412.856) | Heilbrunn Timeline of Art History | The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Male Figure

Male Figure [Inyai-Ewa people, Korewori River, Middle Sepik region, Papua New Guinea]

Inyai-Ewa people, Korewori River, Middle Sepik region, Papua New Guinea

Male Figure# (Aripa) [Inyai-Ewa people, Korewori River, Middle Sepik region, Papua New Guinea]

Big male ancestor figure Papua New Guinea - Wosera 53.5 inches

Big male ancestor figure Papua New Guinea - Wosera inches

Ceremonial Fence Element.  Date:     late 19th–early 20th century. Geography:     Papua New Guinea, Kararau village, Middle Sepik River. Culture:     Iatmul people.

Ceremonial Fence Element Date: late century Geography: Papua New Guinea, Kararau village, Middle Sepik River Culture: Iatmul people Medium: Wood, paint, shell

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Sawos Statue of a Female Spirit from a Sacred Flute, Middle Sepik River Region, Papua New Guinea

House Post Figure    Date:      19th century  Geography:      Indonesia, Papua Province (Irian Jaya), Kabiterau village, Lake Sentani  Culture:      Sentani people  Medium:      Wood  Dimensions:      H. 36 1/8 x W. 8 1/2 x D. 8 1/2 in. (91.8 x 21.6 x 21.6 cm)  Classification:      Wood-Sculpture

House Post Figure Date: century Geography: Indonesia, Papua Province (Irian Jaya), Kabiterau village, Lake Sentani Culture: Sentani people Medium: Wood Dimensions: H. x x cm) Classification: Wood-Sculpture

Ancestor Figure (Korwar) [Cenderawasih Bay, New Guinea, Papua (Irian Jaya) Province, Indonesia] (2001.674) | Heilbrunn Timeline of Art History | The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Ancestor Figure (Korwar)

Ancestor Figure (Korwar) [Cenderawasih Bay, New Guinea, Papua (Irian Jaya) Province, Indonesia]

PESTLE IN THE FORM OF A BIRD, PAPUA NEW GUINEA SOTHEBY’S PARIS 15 JUNE 2011 SOLD 1,184,750 EUR

PESTLE IN THE FORM OF A BIRD, PAPUA NEW GUINEA SOTHEBY’S PARIS 15 JUNE 2011 SOLD 1,184,750 EUR

Artists of the Kopar and Angoram people, who live near the mouth of the Sepik River in northern New Guinea, created distinctive openwork figures which probably portray powerful spirits with long beak-like noses and lithe attenuated bodies

Figure.  Date:     late 19th–early 20th century. Geography:     Papua New Guinea, Lower Sepik River. Culture:     Kopar or Angoram people.
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