Carved figure

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Registration number
24950
Item name
Carved figure 
Category
Sculpture/Carving
 
Indigenous name
 
Maker
 
Associated cultural group
 
Place
Pacific > Papua New Guinea > East New Britain Province > Gazelle District > Vigi
Map
Collector
Mr Edward A. Tull 
Acquisition date
September 01, 1981 
Acquisition method
Purchased from Mr Edward A. Tull 
Raw material
Presumed Limestone
Dimensions
H: W: L: D: Circum:

Description

490mm x 240mm x 200mm; humanoid; has been broken and re-glued; smoothe surface; incised faces (2); male genitalia on main figure; standing figure on pedestal with smaller figure on shoulders

Research notes

Part of a set of 339 Ingiat figures [24626 to 24964] which were associated with a secret society which taught male initiates how to inflict harm on enemies, and protect themselves from such harm and illness, as well as how to hold power over women and be successful at fishing.

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