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New Guinea effigy stool

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New Guinea effigy stool


New Guinea effigy stool
Forani Collection
Cat. No: CH71-541

Stool of carved and painted wood in the form of a turtle from a haus tambaran (men's ceremonial spirit-house). 20th century, East Sepik River, New Guinea. L 27.00 cm. Acquired: Wewak, New Guinea.

Note. Before its collection in 1971, this item was for many years in the Roman Catholic Mission in Wewak where it served as a doorstop.

Photo: John Noone IMG_0886.jpg

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