University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
Object Number:2013-20-38
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Sawos
Provenience: Papua New Guinea
East Sepik Province
Aibom
Section:Oceanian
Materials:Clay
Pigment
Height: 73.66 cm
Credit Line:Gift of David C. and Karina Rilling, 2013
Other Number:A-17 - Collector Number

Description

Tall pot with rounded bottom, narrow mouth, slightly flaring rim. Terracotta with smudged areas from firing. Eagle face molded in relief on one side of the neck: round eyes, beak pointing downward. Molded rim around face pierced with small holes (for fiber tassels), as is a bump at the top of the beak. Face and bib are decorated with bold white designs, which extend all the way to the rim. Used to store smoked sago.


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