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Object Number:84-2-18
Current Location: Collections Storage
Provenience: New Guinea
Middle Sepik River
Section:Oceanian
Materials:Wood
Pigment
Iconography:Crocodile
Height: 24 cm
Length: 146 cm
Width: 41 cm
Credit Line:Gift of Benjamin Bernstein, 1984
Other Number:F6859 - Other Number

Description

Male figure, arms at sides, standing on steeply rounded base. Crocodile head on chest, crocodile tail. Carved texture, like crocodile skin, on head, in bands across shoulders and upper arms, and on back of tail. Head surmounted by flat, three-pronged plaque, with a human face on the front. Black.


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