Sago Eating Bowl
|Current Location:||Collections Storage|
|Provenience:||Papua New Guinea|
East Sepik Province
|Outside Diameter:||26 cm|
|Credit Line:||Gift of David C. and Karina Rilling, 2013|
|Other Number:||S-77 - Collector Number|
Conical bowl. Coiled construction, carved and painted. Patterns are red and white, outlined in burnished black. Inside is dark terracotta with one smudged area from firing. An eating bowl, for individual portions of sago pudding. Supported by a woven fiber ring when in use.
One the sides are three faces with round eyes, "anchor" noses and crescent mouths, enclosed by spiral "horns." Three similar but smaller "horns" are repeated above, where they combine to form a three-lobed figure in the center. At the rim, below the large spirals, are pairs of smaller, flattened spirals. All the linear elements are decorated with punctate slashes. Large chip out of rim, painted over.
Current & Past Exhibitions:
|New Acquistions Case - Oceania (26 Nov 2015 - 03 Oct 2018)||View Objects in Exhibition|
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