The small figures from the Lower and Coastal Sepik area of Papua New Guinea were personal items kept in family shrines or originally strung on the outside of string carrying bags. The present figure has the worn, smooth surface only acquired from generations of loving use and care. Notice the lug on the reverse where it would have been lashed to the string bag and the deeply pierced septum. The patina is glossy and there are remains of the traditional red empowering pigments. The figure dates to the late 19th century, is 6 7/8” (17.1 cm) in height and the price is available upon request. Questions?