Oceanic Art - Penis Gourds, West Sepik, Papua New Guinea

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Penis gourds
West Sepik area, Papua New Guinea
Early 20th century

4.75" (12 cm) to 6.25" (16 cm) high
Ex. Michael Hamson

This type of penis gourd would be used in conjuction with a bone belt. The male dancer would sway his hips so the penis gourd clacks the bone belt. The are nice, well-used examples.


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