Figurehead

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Registration number
40090
Item name
Figurehead 
Category
Sculpture/Carving
 
Indigenous name
 
Maker
 
Associated cultural group
 
Place
Pacific > Papua New Guinea > Unknown > P.N.G. unspecified
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

Canoe prow ornament, basically 'U' shaped, decorated with carving and ochres. The 'U' is approximately 240mm deep, and at the end of the curve there is a horizontal projection 200mm long.

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