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Wingei Hook Figure (Abelam):
Detail of an Abelam Hook Figure

Wingei Hook Figure: Detail of the Wingei hook figure is in the form of a slab sculpture with a characteristic Abelam face above a series of small hooks in three rows. The Abelam people of Wingei area are located in the middle Sepik region of East Sepik Province of Papua New Guinea. Material: wood, ochre, traces of pigments; height: 1000mm. Artefact Code: ML0087.



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