University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
Object Number:29-50-582
Current Location: Collections Storage
Provenience: New Guinea
Tambunum
Section:Oceanian
Materials:Wood
Length: 29.5 cm
Width: 7.5 cm
Credit Line:Purchased from Max Boehmig through Emil Roehrig (Barthels Mfg. Co.), 1924
Other Number:510 - Other Number

Description

Wooden. Elliptical in form. At one end the head of what may be a tortoise, at the other a triangular tail. From the back of the head a short spike runs back into the hollow of the saucer, and on the rim there are two pointed continuations of the carving of the back of the head. Cf. the 3-spiked heads of Nos. 29-50-340, 29-50-345, etc.


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