Iniet figure

Iniet figure

Object Type: Sculpture

Locality: East New Britain Papua New Guinea

Artist: Unknown

Circa: 1930’s

Height as photographed: 35cm

Description: This Iniet sculpture was collected by Frank Cummer while he was a Labour inspector between 1967 and 1973.  The figure is older than this and has a cavity in the chest where the stone has dissolved.   It is not stone carved but the Tolai have had access to steel since the 19th C.  I know there are fake examples of these on the market and this has caused the value of genuine examples like this one to drop.




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