Sepik - Large Crocodile cult sculpture - Wood

Description
Sepik - Large Crocodile cult sculpture - Wood
Papua New Guinea

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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Lot details
Object
Large Crocodile cult sculpture
Material
Wood
Designer/ Artist
Sepik
Country of Origin
Papua New Guinea
Condition
Good condition - used with small signs of aging & blemishes
Dimensions
65×18×9 cm
Weight
2254 g
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