Papua New Guinea Art Photos

Papua New Guinea, a large island north of Australia, hosts hundreds of cultures, each with its own language & artistic style. This page features art of PNG which we have not been able to pin down to specific regions. Three regions under 'see also' cover specific cultures.

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Collection of masks from New Guinea at de Young Museum. San Francisco, CA.Collection of cultural art from New Guinea at de Young Museum. San Francisco, CA.Carved figures from Yuat River of New Guinea at de Young Museum. San Francisco, CA.Asmat ancestor skull from New Guinea at de Young Museum. San Francisco, CA.
Collection of masks from New Guinea at de Young Museum. San Francisco, CA.Collection of cultural art from New Guinea at de Young Museum. San Francisco, CA.Carved figures from Yuat River of New Guinea at de Young Museum. San Francisco, CA.Asmat ancestor skull (20th C) from New Guinea at de Young Museum. San Francisco, CA.
Asmat spirit mask costume from New Guinea at de Young Museum. San Francisco, CA.Asmat pole collection from Papua New Guinea at Metropolitan Museum of Art. New York, NY.Doroe body mask from Papua New Guinea Asmat Region at Utah Museum of Fine Art. Salt Lake City, UT.Wooden Jamas shield from Papua New Guinea Asmat Region at Utah Museum of Fine Art. Salt Lake City, UT.
Asmat spirit mask costume (20th C) from New Guinea at de Young Museum. San Francisco, CA.Asmat pole collection from Papua New Guinea at Metropolitan Museum of Art. New York, NY.Doroe body mask from Papua New Guinea Asmat Region at Utah Museum of Fine Art. Salt Lake City, UT.Wooden Jamas shield (20th C) from Papua New Guinea Asmat Region at Utah Museum of Fine Art. Salt Lake City, UT.
Pottery eating bowl from Papua New Guinea Asmat Region at Utah Museum of Fine Art. Salt Lake City, UT.Rattan food basket from Papua New Guinea Asmat Region at Utah Museum of Fine Art. Salt Lake City, UT.Basketry mask from Prince Alexander Mountains of New Guinea at de Young Museum. San Francisco, CA.Abelam-culture wooden house panel from Papua New Guinea at Denver Art Museum. Denver, CO.
Pottery eating bowl from Papua New Guinea Asmat Region at Utah Museum of Fine Art. Salt Lake City, UT.Rattan food basket (20th C) from Papua New Guinea Asmat Region at Utah Museum of Fine Art. Salt Lake City, UT.Basketry mask (20th C) from Prince Alexander Mountains of New Guinea at de Young Museum. San Francisco, CA.Abelam-culture wooden house panel (mid 1900s) from Papua New Guinea at Denver Art Museum. Denver, CO.
Abelam culture Yam mask from Maprik district of Papua New Guinea at Memorial Art Gallery. Rochester, NY.Carved wood female ancestor figure by Abelam people of Maprik region of Papua New Guinea at San Antonio Museum of Art. San Antonio, TX.Rattan basketry yam mask by Numbungai people of Southern Maprik region of Papua New Guinea at San Antonio Museum of Art. San Antonio, TX.Latmul-culture wooden orator's stool from Papua New Guinea at Denver Art Museum. Denver, CO.
Abelam culture Yam mask (20th C) from Maprik district of Papua New Guinea at Memorial Art Gallery. Rochester, NY.Carved wood female ancestor figure (early 20th C) by Abelam people of Maprik region of Papua New Guinea at San Antonio Museum of Art. San Antonio, TX.Rattan basketry yam mask (early 20th C) by Numbungai people of Southern Maprik region of Papua New Guinea at San Antonio Museum of Art. San Antonio, TX.Latmul-culture wooden orator's stool (1900) from Papua New Guinea at Denver Art Museum. Denver, CO.
Collection of New Guinean wood carvings at Yale Peabody Museum. New Haven, CT.New Guinean carved wood ceremonial house head board at Yale Peabody Museum. New Haven, CT.New Guinean human trophy skulls with carved designs from Upper Fly River at Yale Peabody Museum. New Haven, CT.Collection of New Guinean wooden war arrows at Yale Peabody Museum. New Haven, CT.
Collection of New Guinean wood carvings at Yale Peabody Museum. New Haven, CT.New Guinean carved wood ceremonial house head board at Yale Peabody Museum. New Haven, CT.New Guinean human trophy skulls with carved designs from Upper Fly River at Yale Peabody Museum. New Haven, CT.Collection of New Guinean wooden war arrows (Kapauku) at Yale Peabody Museum. New Haven, CT.
Carved canoe paddles from Papua New Guinea at Five Continents Museum. Munich, Germany.Fish spears from Papua New Guinea at Five Continents Museum. Munich, Germany.Carved shield with reptiles or frogs from Papua New Guinea at Five Continents Museum. Munich, Germany.Head dress made from horn bill beaks from Papua New Guinea at Five Continents Museum. Munich, Germany.
Carved canoe paddles from Papua New Guinea at Five Continents Museum. Munich, Germany.Fish spears from Papua New Guinea at Five Continents Museum. Munich, Germany.Carved shield with reptiles or frogs from Papua New Guinea at Five Continents Museum. Munich, Germany.Head dress made from horn bill beaks from Papua New Guinea at Five Continents Museum. Munich, Germany.
Shell breast ornament from Papua New Guinea at Five Continents Museum. Munich, Germany.Papua New Guinea collection at Metropolitan Museum of Art. New York, NY.Shields, drum & objects from Papua New Guinea at Memorial Art Gallery. Rochester, NY.Boar tusk charm from Tufi district of Papua New Guinea at Memorial Art Gallery. Rochester, NY.
Shell breast ornament from Papua New Guinea at Five Continents Museum. Munich, Germany.Papua New Guinea (Irian Jaya) collection at Metropolitan Museum of Art. New York, NY.Shields, drum & objects (20th C) from Papua New Guinea at Memorial Art Gallery. Rochester, NY.Boar tusk charm (early 20th C) from Tufi district of Papua New Guinea at Memorial Art Gallery. Rochester, NY.
Gallery of objects from Papua New Guinea at San Antonio Museum of Art. San Antonio, TX.Gallery of objects from Papua New Guinea at San Antonio Museum of Art. San Antonio, TX.Native Arts of Papua New Guinea at Utah Museum of Fine Art. Salt Lake City, UT.Collection of war shields from Irian Jaya & New Guinea at Seattle Art Museum. Seattle, WA.
Gallery of objects from Papua New Guinea at San Antonio Museum of Art. San Antonio, TX.Gallery of objects from Papua New Guinea at San Antonio Museum of Art. San Antonio, TX.Native Arts of Papua New Guinea at Utah Museum of Fine Art. Salt Lake City, UT.Collection of war shields (prior to 1971) from Irian Jaya & New Guinea at Seattle Art Museum. Seattle, WA.

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