Washkuk, Upper Sepik, PNG
Early 20th Century
Pottery heads like this example are used during the "Yina" ceremony after the harvest of the Yams. This is an expressive and beautiful example with vibrant pigments and a pierced septum as well as pierced ears. This particular head is impressive from all angles; many on the market lack the symmetry and artistry of this example.
This head stands 8.5 inches tall.
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