Turama River Figure

Papuan Gulf Figure from Turama River Papua New Guinea for sale

Object Type: Sculpture

Locality:Turama River, Papuan Gulf, Papua New Guinea

Artist: Unknown

Circa: 1950

Height: 40 cm

Description: This wonderful three-dimensional Turama River sculpture was collected by Crocodile skin trader Dick Randolf in the early 1960’s. The figure clearly shows the sex and has diminutive legs and arms on an elongated body. The arms are broken but were obviously carved clear of the body and the ears appear to have been pierced.  Remnant orange ochre pigment.


Price: $8500 AUD

Sale price $4900 AUD


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Turama River sculpture from the Papuan Gulf

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