- Registration number
- Item name
- Carved figure
- Indigenous name
- Associated cultural group
- Pacific > Papua New Guinea > East New Britain Province > Gazelle District > Ulagio
- Mr Edward A. Tull
- Acquisition date
- September 01, 1981
- Acquisition method
- Purchased from Mr Edward A. Tull
- Raw material
- limestone ?
- H: 150 mm W: 140 mm L: D: 100 mm Circum:
Carved stone anthropomorphs; smooth surface; incised human eyes, nose, mouth and teeth (detailed face); wing details; fingers on hand; bird with human head; nest with two well detailed human heads; two distinct halves; brown discolouration.
Part of a set of 339 Iniet/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.