University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
Object Number:52-42-49
Current Location: Collections Storage
Provenience: New Guinea
Trobriand Islands
Section:Oceanian
Materials:Wood
Pigment
Credit Line:New Guinea Ethnological Reconnaissance; Ward Goodenough, 1952

Description

Circular base from whcih rises a column supporting a rectangular platform on whcih are two standing human figures, back to back, supporting circular table on their heads. Carved in curvilinear, dentate and star patterns, the carving filled in with white paint. Made for export.


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