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Thematic Exhibition: Human Figuration in New Guinea

Amulet in the shape of a male ancestor

The cap is pierced to be attached to a bag or suspended from a man's beard.
Sepik River, PNG, Melanesia, Oceania.
Wood. 13.5 cm
19 / 20th century.
Ex Kevin Conru, Brussels. Former collection: artist Berend Hoekstra, Brussels.
Pub. :
Conru, "The Eyes of Moko", Tribal, No. 3, Summer 2003, p. 98.
Eerhart, "De Kunstenaar en zijn etnografica - a gesprek met Berend Hoekstra", Objet en Betekenis, VVE Jaarboek, Nummer 4, 2016, p. 9
Photo: M. Gurfinkel, Paris © Meyer Gallery - Oceanic & Eskimo Art, Paris