Stool

Photography Carl Warner

Photography Carl Warner

Photography Carl Warner

Photography Carl Warner

Registration number
22964
Item name
Stool 
Category
Sculpture/Carving
 
Indigenous name
 
Maker
Unrecorded  
Associated cultural group
 
Place
Pacific > Papua New Guinea > Milne Bay Province > Kiriwina Goodenough District > Trobriand Islands
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Collector
Mr Michael James Healy 
Acquisition date
March 28, 1978 
Acquisition method
On loan from Mr W. C. and Mrs J. A. Moloney  
Raw material
wood
Dimensions
H: 540 mm W: 346 mm L: D: Circum:

Description

Carved wood stool with animals and fish; round base and seat.

Research notes

"These three stools [22964, 22965, 22966]. I don't know what they were used for. This art was passed down. That's what intrigued dad so much. The thing that intrigued him was the figures and what they represented" [interview with M. J. Healy's daughter, Mrs Jennifer Moloney, March 1978, Moloney source file]. The stool was made c. 1947.

From the UQ Anthropology Museum exhibition 'Double Up: Pasifika Treasures from the UQ Anthropology Museum' curated by Diana Young with Jane Willcock, 5 February - 9 April 2010.

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