Carving

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Registration number
40100
Item name
Carving 
Category
Sculpture/Carving
 
Indigenous name
 
Maker
 
Associated cultural group
 
Place
Pacific > Papua New Guinea > Unknown > Sepik 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

This is a carved wooden statue of a slim, elongated human-like figure that has been screwed to a square wooden base. Overall it is 420mm high. The figure wears a tall headdress, and the head shows ears but stylised eyes and a nose which reaches down to approximately navel position. The body trunk is decoratively carved, as are the upper arms / legs and wrists / ankles. The carving ends in a rounded lump of wood and feet are not shown.

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