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In the form of a crocodile with human head. Wood, clay, hair and cowry shells
Circa 1940’s – 50’s
Size: 62.5cm long, 10cm deep, 9.5cm wide – 24½ ins long, 4 ins deep, 3¾ ins wide
For the Iatmul their semi-swamp, semi-dry land environment was made by the primordial ancestor himself, who in the form of a crocodile created the dry land from his saliva as he beat the surrounding waters. The Iatmul therefore believe that the visible world is the representation of the creation of their heroic ancestors.
|Height||62.50 cm||(24.61 inches)|
|Depth||10.00 cm||(3.94 inches)|