University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
Object Number: 29-50-625
Current Location: Collections storage
Provenience: New Guinea
Angelmann
Section:Oceanian
Materials:Wood
Shell
Iconography:Crocodile
Woman
Hornbill
Length: 152.4cm
Credit Line:Purchased from Max Boehmig through Emil Roehrig (Barthels Mfg. Co.), 1924
Other Number2 - Other Number

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)


Bibliography:

[Book] Linton, Ralph & Wingert, Paul S. 1946. Arts of the South Seas. : Page/Fig./Plate: p.112View Objects cited in this Publication
[Article] Davidson, Daniel S. The Oceanic Collections of the University Museum. The University Museum Bulletin. 12 (3-4) : Page/Fig./Plate: p. 50, Fig. 8View Objects cited in this Publication
[Book] Wardwell, Allen. 1971. The Art of the Sepik River. : Page/Fig./Plate: p. 70View Objects cited in this Publication

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