University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
Object Number: 29-50-342
Current Location: Collections storage
Provenience: New Guinea
Yamanum
Section:Oceanian
Materials:Wood
Pigment
Height: 104.7cm
Credit Line:Purchased from Max Boehmig through Emil Roehrig (Barthels Mfg. Co.), 1924
Other Number18 - Other Number

Description

Composite wooden figure, consisting partly of shaft rising from crescentic double-hook. A human mask surmounts the openwork carving in which the place of human limbs on each side of a conventionalized torso is taken by 4 birds, apparently parrots.


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