House lintel decoration

Photography Carl Warner

Photography Carl Warner

Photography Carl Warner

Photography Carl Warner

Registration number
24991
Item name
House lintel decoration 
Category
Architecture/Environment
 
Indigenous name
 
Maker
Unrecorded  
Associated cultural group
 
Place
Pacific > Papua New Guinea > East Sepik Province
Map
Collector
Mr Edward A. Tull 
Acquisition date
January 01, 1981 
Acquisition method
Donated by Mr Edward A. Tull 
Raw material
ceramic, paint, string, cowrie shells (Cypraeidae sp)
Dimensions
H: 385 mm W: 240 mm L: D: Circum:

Description

Ceramic pot upturned with two standing figures and two seated figures with shell earrings; dark red and white applied surface pigment.

Research notes

Pottery piece for house ridge made c. 1960. Possibly from Aibom village, East Sepik Province.

From the series 'What do Objects want?' and 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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