Oceanic Art - Image Enlargement

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Ok, this may not be for everyone but upon closer examination one can appreciate the beauty of this rare coconut penis sheath from the Upper Sepik River. It was field collected by Douglas Newton, the late former curator of the Museum of Primitive Art in New York (his tag with the letter SE9 is attached). The piece has a wonderfully worn coconut section covered with nassa shells and a woven part painted with red pigments. The piece dates to the early 20th century and is 5 1/8" (13 cm) in length. sold