University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
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Object Number:84-2-78
Current Location: Collections Storage
Provenience: New Guinea
Lower Sepik River
Keram River
Kambot
Section:Oceanian
Materials:Wood
Shell
Plant Fiber
Iconography:Woman
Credit Line:Gift of Benjamin Bernstein, 1984

Description

Flat female figure, squatting, hands on stomach. On base, but feet are in front, not on it. Inlaid shell (?) eyes. Grimace showing six teeth. Row of ten points carved across forehead. Bands of punctate scarification (?) on cheeks. Twisted fiber with tassels around ankles, waist, elbows, neck. Two-ply twisted fiber through holes in ears, one with a small bivalve threaded through. Flat discs carved on wrists.


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