University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
Object Number:29-50-298
Current Location: Collections Storage
Provenience: New Guinea
German New Guinea
Sepik River
Timbunke
Section:Oceanian
Materials:Wood
Rattan
Pigment
Iconography:Crocodile
Length: 56.4 cm
Width: 16 cm
Credit Line:Purchased from Max Boehmig through Emil Roehrig (Barthels Mfg. Co.), 1924
Other Number:570 - Other Number

Description

Carved wood with legs formed by bending piece of rattan over each end and keeping the rattan from spreading by means of a tie of split cane or ratten. At each end is carved the head of a different kind of crocodile -- the smaller, c. palustris (?); the larger, c. porosus (?)


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