57 × 20 × 7 cm
National Museum of Natural Science Collection
After his first trip to Indochina in the 1960s, Liu Max C.W. undertook expeditions and research trips in Southeast Asia, Latin America, Africa and Oceania. Other than artistic creations, he was also dedicated to the anthropological study of art. Before his death, he went on two final expeditions, to Papua New Guinea in 1993 and to the Solomon Islands in 1998, to study tribal art there. After that, Liu donated a collection of 240 cultural artifacts from these places to the National Museum of Natural Science, constituting the foundation of the Oceanian collection of the museum. His son, Liu Ning Sen, also participated in field research with him, and returned to Papua New Guinea in 2000. The artifacts exhibited here were collected by Liu Ning Sen in the village of Kanganaman, in the Sepik River basin.