Carved face

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Registration number
40278
Item name
Carved face 
Category
Sculpture/Carving
 
Indigenous name
 
Maker
 
Associated cultural group
 
Place
Pacific > Papua New Guinea
Map
Collector
 
Acquisition date
August 01, 2002 
Acquisition method
Donated by Ms Helen M. Hamilton 
Raw material
Wood; paint; string; cowrie shell
Dimensions
H: W: 115 mm L: 320 mm D: 50 mm Circum:

Description

Wooden carving with carved face. Single piece flat-backed triangle base with hole and string for hanging. Geometric carved motif with traces of white paint. Cowrie (?) shell eyes.

Research notes

Obtained by donor in gift shop in Caloundra, likely to have been made for sale.

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