Central Highlands, Papua New Guinea

Gourd and fiber

20th century

7 – 8” High, 6 – 8” Wide, 12.5 - 15.5” Mounted Height

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The style of penis sheath that a man wears is usually similar to, and determined by, the fashion in their cultural group.  Made of hollowed gourd with a decorative band of natural woven fiber. This group are of a common type and, as sculptural objects, have a wonderful whimsical feel – playful and witty.