University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
Object Number:55-13-69
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Lakalai
Provenience: New Britain
West Nakanai
Section:Oceanian
Materials:Wood
Feather
Peel
Pigment
Length: 145 cm
Width: 24 cm
Credit Line:New Britain Expedition; Ward Goodenough and C. A. Valentine, 1955

Description

Wood, with central boss. Red reed bands crisscrossed over boss. Painted black, white, rose, blue. Obverse: lizard (?) with "eyes" on each side of boss, and small heart-shaped motif at each end. Reverse: 2 serrated discs, each with four large oval notches. Feather-edged.


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