University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
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Object Number:52-42-36
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Mae-Enga
Provenience: New Guinea
Enga Province
Wabag
Section:Oceanian
Materials:Bark
Cord
Pitch
Length: 138.5 cm
Width: 26 cm
Credit Line:New Guinea Ethnological Reconnaissance; Ward Goodenough, 1952

Description

Rectangular. Bark face; back of horizontal slats strengthened by a narrow, rather thick "paddle" the full length; this is lashed to the slats with cord, except for a central hand hold. The whole covered with pitch.


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