Pot

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Registration number
40086
Item name
Pot 
Category
Container
 
Indigenous name
 
Maker
 
Associated cultural group
 
Place
Pacific > Papua New Guinea > Morobe Province > Markham District > Markham Valley
Map
Collector
Professor D. W. McElwain 
Acquisition date
August 16, 1996 
Acquisition method
Donated by Professor D. W. McElwain 
Dimensions
H: W: L: D: Circum:

Description

Brown, lidless pot with 220mm diameter opening and two different mythic creatures opposite each other along the outside, one with a legless body coiling around a quarter of the circumference. The figures' function was to keep evil spirits away from the food contained therein.

Research notes

Collected by Prof McElwain whilst in New Guinea to investigate Kuru disease.

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