University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
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Object Number:58-17-4
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Asmat
Provenience: Southwest Coast, New Guinea
New Guinea
Section:Oceanian
Materials:Wood
Gum
Seed
Plant Fiber
Pigment
Iconography:Woman
Credit Line:Bequest of Harry B. Wright, 1958

Description

Fairly hard, medium brown wood. Full relief in a sitting position with arms and legs flexed, knees and elbows joined, and hands and feet joined together. Shallow body designs of chevrons painted red; mouth, base of head, hair line, and hands and feet also red. Eyes and nostrils have black gum in them, and a small seed is set in gum in each nostril. Small ornament of similar seeds tied to strip of fiber attached in left ear. Remains of white label on side.


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