Oceanic Art - Penis Gourds, Amanab, Papua New Guinea

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Penis gourds
Amanab area, Papua New Guinea
Pyro-engraved gourds
All are early 20th century

2.5" (6.5 cm) to 3" (7.5 cm) high
Ex. Michael Hamson

These three penis gourds are from the Amanab area in the Sandaun Province of Papua New Guinea, near the border with Irian Jaya. Pyro-engraved gourds were worn by men to protect their bits and as distinctive personal adornment.


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