- Registration number
- Item name
- Hanging hook
- Indigenous name
- Associated cultural group
- Pacific > Papua New Guinea > East Sepik Province > Wosera Gaui District > Soutmari village
- Mr Des Bartlett
- Acquisition date
- January 01, 1954
- Acquisition method
- Purchased from Mr Des Bartlett
- Raw material
- wood, paint
- H: 790 mm W: 200 mm L: D: Circum:
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.