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

Photography Carl Warner

Registration number
2994
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 > Iatmul group
Map
Collector
Mr Des Bartlett 
Acquisition date
January 01, 1954 
Acquisition method
Purchased from Mr Des Bartlett 
Raw material
wood, metal, cowrie shell (Cypraeidae sp), clam shell, bark
Dimensions
H: 800 mm W: 280 mm L: D: 110 mm Circum:

Description

Wooden hanging hook with woman suckling her child; metal septum ring in the mother's nose; cowrie shell eye insets; bark waist band on the mother with five clam shells looped through; large catfish loop on the back of the head.

Research notes

From the series 'What do Objects want?' a UQ Anthropology Museum online exhibition 2012 and 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.

Featured on a Museum postcard early 1970's.

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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