An image of Nowkwi mima ('nowkwi' woman)

Unknown Artist

Nowkwi mima ('nowkwi' woman)

Other titles:
Female fertility figure, yam cult, Noukwi, Nogwi
Location
Not on display
Place of origin
Ambunti Mountains (Waskuk Hills), East Sepik Province, Papua New Guinea
Cultural origin
Kwoma people
Year
mid 20th century
Media
Sculpture
Medium
quilla wood, charcoal, lime, ochre pigment, grass fibre
Dimensions
132.6 x 22.0 x 17.3 cm :
0 - Whole; 132.6 cm
0 - Whole; 22 cm
0 - Whole; 17.3 cm
Credit
Purchased 1971
Accession number
150.1971