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013 - Penis Sheath (phallocrypt)
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DATE 20th century
AUTHOR Unknown Artist - Papua New Guinea - Asmat people of the Iran Jaya
MEDIA Gourd - plain
SIZE 68 cm (26" 3/4) long
LOCATION Private collection
NOTES The men had for custom to wear this gourd to safe the penis and was attached by a fine cord around the waist. It was a symbol of virility and power.

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