Boiken Ancetral Figure Oceanic Art New Guinea  
  New Guinea Ancestral Figure Boiken Region  
  Boiken Ancestral Spirit Figure New Guinea  
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  Boiken Ancestral Figure Oceanic Art New Guinea Art  
  Boiken Ancestral Spirit Figure Oceanic Art Papua New Guinea  
 
   
ITEM NO:
Boiken_Ancestral_Figure_1_0815
   
DESCRIPTION: BOIKEN ANCESTRAL SPIRIT FIGURE
   
 
A delicate male ancestral figure wearing the iconic headdress (Naute) used by men on ceremonial
 
occasions. Mirrored below his chin is a collar like form. Piercings through the nose and along the
 
outer rim of the Naute were used for attachments added during ceremonies. The figure has
 
various applications of pigments applied over time with the most recent a powerful red commercial paint.
 
   
DIMENSIONS:
19" x 3"
   
LOCATION:
Boiken, Papua New Guinea, Sepik River Region