Bioma Figure

oceania | Papua New Guinea

Bioma Figure

Papua New Guinea

Naro Village, Era River
Papuan Gulf

Carved wood and pigments
20th century
Height: 47 in. (119 cm)

Collected by George Craig in 1967

Exhibited & published: “Idoles”, Cluny Abbey, June-July 2019

Published: Rites et formes de Papouasie Nouvelle-Guinée, 2009, p.106-107
This remarkable sculpture was collected on the field in the Papuan Gulf by George Craig, a world renowned crocodile hunter and field collector from Australia. On the back of the figure, several handwritten inscriptions read: “HAKEMA”, Naro Village, AIRA (sic) River, collected by G. Craig, 1967

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GeorgeCraig1967

Collected by George Craig in 1967

Naro Village, Era River
Papuan Gulf, Papua New Guinea

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