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Tall, thin carving of eight figures, stacked one above the other, in a vertical design. Straight on, the eight elongated heads are separated with a hand underneath each head. From the side, the trunk of each body is horizontal with limbs creating an X-shape underneath. All of the figures are connected by a single long wooden shaft at the back.


According to the donor, the Asmat objects in this accession (3383/1-12), as well as one other carving sold to MOA in 1990 (1481/1), were collected by an explorer named Jim Allen during two trips: one in the spring of 1989, the other in the fall of 1989. On the second expedition they explored the remote Asmat territories of the upper Brazza and Senggo, by hiking down from the highlands.

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