University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
Object Number:55-17-8
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: solid with two posts under one post not joined to base; top broken. "Pukamani pole (or) "Tudini" meaning pole.


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