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Ancestor Pole

Native Name:
Bisj
Object Number:
59-9-2
Current Location:
Culture:
Asmat
Provenience:
New Guinea
Section:
Oceanian
Materials:
Wood
Plant Fiber
Pigment
Description:
Light wood with some white and red paint. Standing female figure resting on post and supporting on its head the wide end of an openwork "prow," a male figure with dangling legs is seated on the narrow top of the wide end (that is, both figures, the wide end of the prow and the bottom shaft combine to form the height) and its hands hold the top curved edge of the prow. Remains of fiber arm and leg bands.
Credit Line:
Purchased from Julius Carlbach

Bibliography:

[Catalogue] 1965. Guide to the Collections, The University Museum. : Page/Fig./Plate: 128
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