- Registration number
- Item name
- Carved figure
- Indigenous name
- Associated cultural group
- Pacific > Papua New Guinea > East New Britain Province > Gazelle District > Vunacoco
- Mr Edward A. Tull
- Acquisition date
- September 01, 1981
- Acquisition method
- Purchased from Mr Edward A. Tull
- Raw material
- limestone ?
- H: 240 mm W: 160 mm L: D: 55 mm Circum:
Carved stone human figure with two faces; knees bent and arms raised to head.
Part of a set of 339 Ingiat figures [24626 to 24964] associated with a secret society, which taught male initiates how to inflict harm on enemies, and protect themselves from such harm and illness, as well as how to hold power over women and be successful at fishing.
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.