Carved figure

Photography Carl Warner

Photography Carl Warner

Photography Carl Warner

Registration number
24825
Item name
Carved figure 
Category
Sculpture/Carving
 
Indigenous name
 
Maker
Unrecorded  
Associated cultural group
Tolai 
Place
Pacific > Papua New Guinea > East New Britain Province > Gazelle District > Ulagio
Map
Collector
Mr Edward A. Tull 
Acquisition date
September 01, 1981 
Acquisition method
Purchased from Mr Edward A. Tull 
Raw material
limestone ?
Dimensions
H: 150 mm W: 140 mm L: D: 100 mm Circum:

Description

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.

Research notes

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.

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