Charm/Penis Covering – Asmat
Origin: It's most likely Asmat but there are other cultures in South Papua, like the Mandobo or the Marind regions who are known for using the Hornbill beak as penis coverings, but these beaks are also used as charms, for instance on bags. It's not possible to be 100% certain.
Medium: Horn Bill Beak, Fiber, Resin
Dimensions: L. 7.75
Provenance: James Pongrass Collection, Jeff Sadowski Collection 1996
Exhibited: Private Museum, Xiamen, China 2011