Nukuma Mindja Figure Oceanic Art Papua New Guinea Art  
  Nukuma Mindja Figure Oceanic Art New Guinea Art  
  Mindja Figure Papua New Guinea  
  Large Nukuma Minda Figure  
     
     
 
   
ITEM NO:
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DESCRIPTION: NUKUMA MINDJA FIGURE
   
 
This large figure from the Nukuma people of Washuk Hills, Upper Sepik River,
 
is used within a process of Yam ceremonies to enhance harvest fertility.  Said to
 
represent a Water Spirit, the figure has strong repeating geometric engravings throughout,
 
enhanced with pigments to create a strong stylized piece.  Red tones have been applied to
 
define the face and central forehead feature.
   
DIMENSIONS:
57" x 16"
   
LOCATION:
Nukuma, Washuk Hills, Papua New Guinea, Sepik River Region