University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
Object Number:2013-20-37
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Sawos
Provenience: Papua New Guinea
East Sepik Province
Aibom
Section:Oceanian
Materials:Clay
Pigment
Height: 59.69 cm
Credit Line:Gift of David C. and Karina Rilling, 2013
Other Number:A-15 - Collector Number

Description

Round pot with narrow mouth and flaring rim. Terracotta with smudged areas from firing. Pig face molded in relief on one side of neck: dish shaped, round eyes, snout with rectangular nostrils, open mouth, tusks. Underneath the face and to the sides three molded crescent decorations. Face and crescents are boldly painted in black and white. White area around eyes resembles a mask. Used to store smoked sago.


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