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Sago Storage Pot

Object Number:2013-20-36
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Sawos
Provenience: Papua New Guinea
East Sepik Province
Aibom
Section:Oceanian
Materials:Clay
Pigment
Height: 51.31 cm
Outside Diameter:40.28 cm
Credit Line:Gift of David C. and Karina Rilling, 2013
Other Number:A-13 - Collector Number
12 (?) - Other Number

Description

Short round pot with wide mouth and flaring rim. Terracotta with smudged areas from firing. Eagle face molded in relief on one side of the neck: round eyes, downturned beak. Small hole through corner of top edge of beak. Below, a bib or necklace with five raised loops; similar sets of four raised loops at the sides. Face, beak, and loop areas painted with delicate white designs. Beak has been broken, reconstructed and repainted. A horizontal crack runs into the bib in front. Used to store smoked sago.

Current & Past Exhibitions:

New Acquistions Case - Oceania (26 Nov 2015 - 03 Oct 2018) View Objects in Exhibition

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