Bis Pole [Asmat people, Omadesep village, New Guinea, Papua (Irian Jaya) Province, Indonesia] | The Metropolitan Museum of Art. Ritual after deaths in a village. Used only once and then returned to the woods. Carved from one piece of wood. Originally associated with headhunting.
9. The Ambum Stone. Ambum Valley, Enga Province, Papua New Guinea. c. 1500 B.C.E. Greywacke. Prehistoric Stone Sculpture from New Guinea | Thematic Essay | Heilbrunn Timeline of Art History | The Metropolitan Museum of Art