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Object Number:84-2-86
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Iatmul (uncertain)
Provenience: New Guinea
Middle Sepik River
Section:Oceanian
Materials:Wood
Cowrie
Pigment
Credit Line:Gift of Benjamin Bernstein, 1984

Description

Female figure, seated on stool, hands on thighs. Legs of figure are front legs of stool. Bridal cape from top of head down back to seat. Cowrie shell eyes, protruding ears. Incised decoration (spirals, circles flanked by arcs, zig-zags, etc.) on base, edge of seat, back legs of stool, bridal cape. Black. Two fingers of left hand, one toe of left foot, chipped. Tourist piece.

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