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Funerary Pole

Object Number:55-17-7
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Tiwi
Provenience: Australia
Northern Australia
Melville Island
Section:Oceanian
Materials:Wood
Pigment
Credit Line:National Geographic / University Museum Expedition; Jane C. Goodale, 1955

Description

Carved from bloodwood trees painted with natural ochres. Top: single projection white, yellow, black followed by "window" of black, white, then yellow stripes.

"Pukamani pole (or) "Tudini" meaning pole.

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