University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
Object Number:2001-10-1
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Northern Massim
Provenience: New Guinea
Kiriwina
Trobriand Islands
Section:Oceanian
Materials:Wood
Pigment
Height: 56 cm
Width: 64.5 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 pair of seated human figures, facing each other. Traces of black and (very little) red paint. Two notches at bottom of base, long vertical grooves at sides on back (where attached to canoe).


Current & Past Exhibitions:

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

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