A carved Sepik River figure from Papua New Guinea, with natural earth pigments cowrie shell decoration and painted details. Possibly from the Iatmul Peoples.
The Iatmul tribes populate two dozen villages along the middle Sepik River in Papua New Guinea. Traditionally they were the most dominant culture of the Sepik River and are best known for their art and male initiations within the tribe. They are now one of the most prolific art producers in Papua New Guinea.
Sepik River Figure from Papua New Guinea