Oceanic Cowrie Shell Embellished, Polychrome Painted Carved Wood Figure (Mindja), possibly Kwoma people, Washkuk Mountain region, Sepik Province, Papua New Guinea, slightly curved oval body carved with opposing facial terminals, the small head with a triple looped zoomorphic body, h. 67 in. Provenance: Property of the New Orleans Museum of Art, Sold to Benefit the Acquisitions Fund
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