University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
Object Number:58-17-42
Current Location: Collections Storage
Provenience: New Guinea
Sepik River Area (uncertain)
Section:Oceanian
Materials:Wood
Plant Fiber
Iconography:Crocodile?
Height: 11 cm
Length: 32.4 cm
Width: 11.3 cm
Credit Line:Bequest of Harry B. Wright, 1958

Description

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.


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