Betel pestle

Photography Carl Warner

Photography Carl Warner

Photography Carl Warner

Photography Carl Warner

Photography Carl Warner

Photography Carl Warner

Photography Carl Warner

Photography Carl Warner

Registration number
22989
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  
Raw material
Ebony
Dimensions
H: W: 35 mm L: 390 mm D: 20 mm Circum:

Description

Lime stick surmounted by carved human figure.

Research notes

From the series 'What do Objects want? The face of humanity in the UQ Anthropology Museum'.

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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