Stone-Carved Pre-Contact New Guinea Nagum Boiken Female Figure
Stone-Carved Pre-Contact New Guinea Female Nagum Boiken Figure
Origin: New Guinea, East Sepik Province, Prince Alexander Mountains, Likely Nagum Boiken) culture (Provenance: Ex. Lynda Cunningham Collection, Philmont New York )
Period/Date: 19th century or earlier
Materials: Wood, earth pigments
Description: Here's a large ancient female ancestor figure with hands raised in the air. Note the classic "M" shape of the legs. It was carved with stone tools has a layered and encrusted surface with numerous applications of pigments. She has a strong spiritual presence and is in good condition for its age. At some point it was laying on its back where erosion and desiccation occurred but integrity is sound. Presented on a custom wood and metal display stand (no shown).
Dimensions: Height 32” (81.5 cm), width 8” (20 cm)
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