Large crocodile cult sculpture carved out of hard wood.
For the crocodile cult in Papua New-Guinea. The crocodile is closely linked to the creation myth of the tribes and plays a prominent role in the culture. Initiators are taught the "pattern" of crocodile for scarring in a painful procedure. Great size and details, shell inlaid eyes, even the genitals are carved out.
Condition: good condition, some feet have small restorations (nearly visible).
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- Large Crocodile cult sculpture
- Designer/ Artist
- Country of Origin
- Papua New Guinea
- Good condition - used with small signs of aging & blemishes
- 65×18×9 cm
- 2254 g