University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
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Object Number:84-2-118
Current Location: Collections Storage
Provenience: New Guinea
Lower Sepik River
Keram River
Kambot
Section:Oceanian
Materials:Wood
Plant Fiber
Pigment
Iconography:Woman
Credit Line:Gift of Benjamin Bernstein, 1984
Other Number:213 - Other Number

Description

Kneeling female figure, with large head, protruding breasts and stomach, hands on thighs. Protruding rectangular ears, mouth a grimace with eight carved round teeth. incised circles at navel, wrists, upper arms, backs of shoulders, buttocks, back of head. Spirals on sides of stomach, incised crescents above navel. Green fiber knotted through nose, ears, around neck, at right elbow. black, with red and white (face and teeth red, eyes white circles, red and white in incised decorations). Splashed with patchy white "skin" (see also 84-2-21).


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