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Sago Eating Bowl

Native NameKamana
Object Number:2013-20-11
Current Location: Collections Storage
Provenience: Papua New Guinea
East Sepik Province
Height: 10 cm
Outside Diameter:29 cm
Credit Line:Gift of David C. and Karina Rilling, 2013
Other Number:S-79 - Collector Number


Flat conical bowl. Coiled construction, carved and painted. Patterns are red, yellow, and white, outlined in burnished black. Inside dark terracotta with black smudges from firing and splotches of white pigment around the rim. An eating bowl, for individual portions of sago pudding. Supported by a woven fiber ring when in use.

Pattern of four faces with round eyes and three-forked noses, alternating yellow and red, around the rim. Between the faces, oval spirals. Above the faces four ovals, two black with incised triangles and two nested red and yellow. The faces, spirals, and nested ovals are textured with tiny round punctate impressions. Design is very similar to that of 2013-20-27.

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