Betel pestle

Photography Carl Warner

Photography Carl Warner

Photography Carl Warner

Photography Carl Warner

Photography Carl Warner

Photography Carl Warner

Registration number
22988
Item name
Betel pestle 
Category
Drug/Medicine
Sculpture/Carving
 
Indigenous name
 
Maker
Urisaku of Gawa Island (Marshall Bennett Is.)  
Associated cultural group
 
Place
Pacific > Papua New Guinea > Milne Bay Province > Kiriwina Goodenough District > Trobriand Islands
Map
Collector
Mr Michael James Healy 
Acquisition date
March 28, 1978 
Acquisition method
On loan from Mr W. C. and Mrs J. A. Moloney  
Dimensions
H: W: L: D: Circum:

Description

Research notes

Alan West (valuer) notes 22988 as a lime stick [1999]. Artist attributed to Urisaku [Harry Beran 08/05/2000].

For more information see: Beran, H 2007, 'The Fame of Urisaku: Master Carver of Gawa, Massim Region, Papua New Guinea', in Stevenson K & Webb V (eds), Re-presenting Pacific Art, Crawford House Publishing, Adelaide, pp. 28-57.

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