An image of urungwall (sacred figure)

Abelam people

(Papua New Guinea  – )

urungwall (sacred figure)

Other titles:
Male ancestor figure (surmounted by two birds)
Location
Not on display
Place of origin
Maprik District, East Sepik Province, Papua New Guinea
Cultural origin
Abelam people
Year
early 1900-mid 20th century
Media
Ceremonial object, Sculpture
Medium
wood, yellow and red ochre, white and black pigments
Dimensions
146.0 x 31.0 x 23.0 cm
Credit
Purchased 1965
Accession number
396.1994