Carved face

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Registration number
40279
Item name
Carved face 
Category
Sculpture/Carving
 
Indigenous name
 
Maker
 
Associated cultural group
 
Place
Pacific > Papua New Guinea > Unknown > Sepik unspecified
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Collector
 
Acquisition date
August 01, 2002 
Acquisition method
Donated by Ms Helen M. Hamilton 
Dimensions
H: W: L: D: Circum:

Description

Clay face overmoulding tortoiseshell. Decorated with (cowrie?) shells, feathers and vegetable fibre.

Research notes

Purchased by donor from a gift shop in Caloundra, likely to have been made for sale. Features are similar to #25468, a Sepik ceremonial carved face.

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