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Washkuk Sculpture (Papua New Guinea):

Detail of a Washkuk Sculpture

Washkuk Sculpture: Detail of a traditional representation of a female figure with a bird sculpture standing her head. The overall height of sculpture is 1870mm (bird figure 840mm, female figure 740mm, and lower head 270mm). The width of faces is 170mm. Washkuk people of the Middle-Sepik region of Papua New Guinea. Material: wood, traces of pigments. Artefact Code: ML0231.



Washkuk Sculpture (Papua New Guinea):
Detail of Washkuk Sculpture (Middle Sepik Region, Papua New Guinea) Detail of Washkuk Sculpture (Middle Sepik Region, Papua New Guinea)
New Guinea showing the region of the Kerewa people in the Papuan Gulf

Map 1: New Guinea and the region of the Washkuk people in the Middle Sepik area of Papua New Guinea


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