University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
Object Number:2003-26-5
Current Location: Collections Storage
Provenience: Australia
Northern Australia
Northeastern Arnhem Land
Arnhem Land
Section:Oceanian
Materials:Wood
Pigment
Iconography:Dugong?
Fish
Length: 60.7 cm
Width: 11.4 cm
Credit Line:Gift of Dr. and Mrs. William E. Stephens, 2003

Description

Carved and painted figure, possibly a dugong. Painted one side, two eyes and a fish with fins. On the other what appears to be a lizard (a long, sinuous shape with four legs). Background of cross-hatching. Compare F. D. McCarthy, Australian Aboriginal Decorative Art Fig. 22 (p. 35).


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New Acquisition: Australian Bark Paintings ( Nov 2004 - 25 Apr 2005) View Objects in Exhibition

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