Neck Rest


From: New Guinea | Sepik River Area (uncertain)

Curatorial Section: Oceanian

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Object Number 58-17-42
Current Location Collections Storage
Provenience New Guinea | Sepik River Area (uncertain)
Section Oceanian
Materials Wood | Plant Fiber
Iconography Crocodile?

Carved of light-colored wood to represent a crocodile(?). Back is fairly broad - may be a stool. Sides which serve as the stand, are incised with curvilinear designs as is the tail; face carved on each of the sides with nose perforated and a string tassel is tied through. Similar tassel through nose of crocodile. Porbably not from the Sepik River but shows Sepik influence.

Height 11 cm
Length 32.4 cm
Width 11.3 cm
Credit Line Bequest of Harry B. Wright, 1958

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