- Registration number
- Item name
- Indigenous name
- Associated cultural group
- Pacific > Papua New Guinea > Milne Bay Province > Kiriwina Goodenough District > Trobriand Islands
- Mr Michael James Healy
- Acquisition date
- March 28, 1978
- Acquisition method
- On loan from Mr W. C. and Mrs J. A. Moloney
- Raw material
- H: 540 mm W: 346 mm L: D: Circum:
Carved wood stool with animals and fish; round base and seat.
"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.