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Hunting Amulet, Yipwon

An Artist’s Collection VOL.1
Karawari, Papua New Guinea 
wood, natural patina, custom base
12″ x 2″ 
ex Cavin-Morris Gallery 
Additional photos available upon request
A personal hunting amulet  that would be brought along during hunting excursions and raids . This highly stylized anthropomorphic sculpture represents a primordial hunting spirit that has taken on human form. A rich, dark patina has naturally formed over the entire surface from the many hunting expeditions this amulet has attended.


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