New Guinea, E. Papuan Gulf, South Coast of New Guinea, Elema People
dwarf Coconut, lime and ocher pigments
This old "Marupai" charm is presented on a custom metal stand and
features accents of red ocher pigments making it special. In
good condition with some minor loss to the lower right jaw.
Slender, elegant and finely incised.
were carried in small woven bags or hung around the neck. They were
widely used in magic to increase a person's wealth in pigs and to ensure
better hunting and offer the wearer protection from sickness and bad magic.
Length 4 3/8" (11 cm), Width 1.25" (3 cm)
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