Carved figure

Photography Carl Warner

Registration number
2242
Item name
Carved figure 
Category
Sculpture/Carving
 
Indigenous name
 
Maker
Unrecorded  
Associated cultural group
 
Place
Pacific > Papua New Guinea > Autonomous Region of Bougainville (North Solomons Province) > Central Bougainville > Bougainville Island
Map
Collector
Unrecorded 
Acquisition date
January 01, 1950 
Acquisition method
Donated by Sir Leon Trout 
Raw material
wood, paint
Dimensions
H: 810 mm W: 240 mm L: D: Circum:

Description

Wood carving of a female figure standing on a round base; figure's arms are behind back and body painted black; incised designs on arms, legs, waist and neck as body ornamentation.

Research notes

This female figure may be a pair with male figure 2243.

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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