Hanging hook

Photography Carl Warner

Photography Carl Warner

Photography Carl Warner

Photography Carl Warner

Photography Carl Warner

Photography Carl Warner

Photography Carl Warner

Photography Carl Warner

Photography Carl Warner

Registration number
2989
Item name
Hanging hook 
Category
Sculpture/Carving
 
Indigenous name
 
Maker
Unrecorded  
Associated cultural group
 
Place
Pacific > Papua New Guinea > East Sepik Province > Wosera Gaui District > Soutmari village
Map
Collector
Mr Des Bartlett 
Acquisition date
January 01, 1954 
Acquisition method
Purchased from Mr Des Bartlett 
Raw material
wood, paint
Dimensions
H: 790 mm W: 200 mm L: D: Circum:

Description

Research notes

This hanging hook made in the shape of a crocodile man was made c. 1950. Of some age - as put by Bartlett: The Father that made it before him had died, and the boy who owned it sold it to get money. Featured on a Museum postcard early 1970's.

Double Up exhibition label: "Purchased from the son of the artist by Des Bartlett who noted that it was made using a stone axe."

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 and the series 'What do Objects want?' an online exhibition.

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