University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
Object Number:2001-10-3
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Northern Massim
Provenience: New Guinea
Kiriwina
Trobriand Islands
Date Made: 1983
Early Date: 1983
Late Date: 1983
Section:Oceanian
Materials:Wood
Pigment
Iron
Height: 37 cm
Width: 68 cm
Credit Line:Gift of the Estate of Ruth Radbill Scott, 2001

Description

Carved and painted prow board from seagoing fishing or trading canoe. Top center a squatting human figure, arms raised. White paint, traces of red. Bottom front a discolored area with 2 large screws and 2 iron nails. Top back some carving, traces of red paint. At sides the top ends of vertical side grooves (where attached to canoe).


Current & Past Exhibitions:

New Acquisition Case: Ruth Scott (2001 - 2001) View Objects in Exhibition

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