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Native NameBisj
Object Number: 59-9-2
Current Location: Museum Library
Currently On Display
Culture:Asmat
Provenience: New Guinea
Section:Oceanian
Materials:Wood
Plant Fiber
Pigment
Credit Line:Purchased from Julius Carlbach, 1959

Description

Light wood with some white and red paint. Standing female figure resting on post and supporting on its head the wide end of an openwork "prow," a male figure with dangling legs is seated on the narrow top of the wide end (that is, both figures, the wide end of the prow and the bottom shaft combine to form the height) and its hands hold the top curved edge of the prow. Remains of fiber arm and leg bands.


Bibliography:

[Catalogue] 1965. Guide to the Collections, The University Museum. : Page/Fig./Plate: 128View Objects cited in this Publication

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