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Old Magic Bone Abelam People East Sepik Province Papua New Guinea


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Collection No. T-2958
Size 12cm
Old Magic Bone Abelam People East Sepik Province Papua New Guinea
Old Magic Bone Abelam People East Sepik Province Papua New Guinea
Old Magic Bone Abelam People East Sepik Province Papua New Guinea
Old Magic Bone Abelam People East Sepik Province Papua New Guinea

This very old magic bone is from the Abelam People in the East Sepik Provenance of Papua New Guinea.  The deeply incised designs around the entire outside of the bone tube. Warm rich patina from handling.  Dating from the late 19th Century

Provenance: Collected by Anthony Forge (1929-1991)  Professor of Anthropology in the Faculties at ANU Canberra in the 1970s. He did extensive research in the Sepik River area in the 1960’s-70s.

 

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