University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
Object Number:58-17-32
Current Location: Collections Storage
Provenience: New Guinea
Sepik River
Section:Oceanian
Materials:Wood
Rattan
Pigment
Height: 16 cm
Length: 40.5 cm
Credit Line:Bequest of Harry B. Wright, 1958

Description

Head piece of carved wood, legs of cane (?) stalks (or a similar material) bent over head and tied beneath it. Head piece in full relief; center section has two large perforations; each end piece is a crocodile head. Shallow carving on center and ends; traces of white (lime) paint in carving.


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