Ritual pottery, oceanic art, tribal art, Oceania, Papua New Guinea

20th century
Tribal Art
From: 22700, louannec, France

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    Biface pottery collected in the Washkuk Mountains region of Papua New Guinea. Kwoma ethnic group. Pot used in a fertility cult linked to the yam harvest. The shape of this pot is reminiscent of the yam itself, a sacred tuber. Fully sculpted terracotta with stylized faces enhanced with natural pigments or paint. Probably used as a herb pot. Traces of use. Exhibited and sold with a metal base. 23 x 11 x 11 cm / 350€ base and shipping included.


    Condition Good
    Style Tribal Art (Oceanic Common and rituals objects of Tribal Art Style)
    Period 20th century (Oceanic Common and rituals objects 20th century)
    Country of origin Papua New Guinea
    Materials Terracotta
    Shipping Time Ready to ship in 2-3 Business Days
    Location 22700, louannec, France
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