University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
Object Number:2001-10-2
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Northern Massim
Provenience: New Guinea
Kiriwina
Trobriand Islands
Section:Oceanian
Materials:Wood
Pigment
Height: 68 cm
Width: 64 cm
Credit Line:Gift of the Estate of Ruth Radbill Scott, 2001

Description

Carved and painted prow board from seagoing fishing or trading canoe. At top center a single human figure, squatting, with arms raised. In ornamental carving, 3 round holes, 2 on one side and 1 on the other. Traces of red and black paint. Bottom third of base uncarved. Long vertical grooves at sides of base on back (where attached to canoe).


Current & Past Exhibitions:

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

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