University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
Native NameKamana
Object Number:2013-20-2
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Sawos
Provenience: Papua New Guinea
East Sepik Province
Koiwat
Kamanggaui
Section:Oceanian
Materials:Clay
Pigment
Height: 15.2 cm
Outside Diameter:27.2 cm
Credit Line:Gift of David C. and Karina Rilling, 2013
Other Number:S-18 - Collector Number
712 - Other Number

Description

Deep conical bowl. Coiled construction, carved and painted on the outside. Patterns are red, yellow, and white, outlined in burnished black. Inside is terracotta with smudged areas from firing. An eating bowl, for individual portions of sago pudding. Supported by a woven fiber ring when in use. Concentric pointed ellipses in center, with large oval spirals on sides and two small human faces on opposite sides near the rim. The faces have round eyes, large “anchor” noses, and curved mouths. Faces, ellipses and spirals are textured with punctate markings. Short crack near center.


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