Sago Eating Bowl
|Current Location:||Collections Storage|
|Provenience:||Papua New Guinea|
East Sepik Province
|Outside Diameter:||35.7 cm|
|Credit Line:||Gift of David C. and Karina Rilling, 2013|
|Other Number:||S-207 - Collector Number|
889 or 688 - Other Number
Conical bowl. Coiled construction, carved and painted. Patterns are red, yellow, and white, outlined in burnished black. Inside is terracotta with some smudged areas from firing. Black fingerprints. Numbers in white crayon: 889 (?). Curved crack, almost entire circumference, near center. An eating bowl, for individual portions of sago pudding. Supported by a woven fiber ring when in use.
Four heart-shaped faces: two connected across the center by a five link chain and two near the rim, at the pointed ends of black heart shapes with triple tops. Round eyes, “anchor” noses, smiling mouths. The faces at the rim are flanked by spirals. The faces, the outlines of the faces, and the outlines of the hearts are textured with punctate impressions. Around the rim is a border of punctate triangles. Design resembles those of 2013-20-1 and 2013-20-30.
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