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Food Dish

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Object Number:
P3482B
Current Location:
Collections storage
Provenience:
Papua New Guinea
Bismarck Archipelago
Wuvulu
Date Made:
Before 1913
Early Date:
1900
Late Date:
1913
Section:
Oceanian
Materials:
Wood
Technique:
Carved
Description:
Curved, rectangular wooden dish, pierced on one edge for twisted plant fiber hanging cord. The culture of Wuvulu Island, located in the Bismarck Archipelago, is Micronesian rather than Melanesian. Elegantly simple food bowls like this one are typical of the minimalist Micronesian carving style.
Height:
11cm
Length:
47cm
Width:
30.2cm

Bibliography:

[Book] Linton, Ralph & Wingert, Paul S. 1946. Arts of the South Seas. : Page/Fig./Plate: p.72
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[Article] Davidson, Daniel S. The Oceanic Collections of the University Museum. The University Museum Bulletin. 12 (3-4) : Page/Fig./Plate: p. 91
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[Article] Hall, H. U. 1921. "Wood Carvings of the Austral Islands". : Page/Fig./Plate: 91
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