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Canoe Bow

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Object Number:
29-50-625
Current Location:
Collections storage
Provenience:
New Guinea
Angelmann
Section:
Oceanian
Materials:
Wood
Shell
Iconography:
Crocodile
Woman
Hornbill
Description:
Carved in the form of a crocodile with the end of its tail resting against the back of a female figure which faced the stern of the canoe. On top of the crocodile's head are carved a human mask and a human head (high relief), and between them a hornbill (in the round)
Length:
152.4cm
Credit Line:
Purchased from Max Boehmig through Emil Roehrig (Barthels Mfg. Co.)
Other Number:
2   -   Other Number

Bibliography:

[Book] Linton, Ralph & Wingert, Paul S. 1946. Arts of the South Seas. : Page/Fig./Plate: p.112
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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. 50, Fig. 8
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[Book] Wardwell, Allen. 1971. The Art of the Sepik River. : Page/Fig./Plate: p. 70
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