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Collector:
Dr. Thomas Schultz-Westrum  Search this
Donor Name:
Evelyn J. Hall  Search this
Length - Object:
98 cm
Width - Object:
20 cm
Unknown - Thickness:
1 cm
Culture:
Not Given  Search this
Object Type:
Board
Place:
Wowobo Village / Gope Village, New Guinea / Gulf Province, Papua New Guinea, Melanesia
Accession Date:
26 Jan 1987
Collection Date:
1966
Notes:
MEMORIAL BOARD FOR REVERED ANCESTOR, HUNG OR PROPPED UP EN MASSE INSIDE MEN'S LONG HOUSES. OVAL WITH LOBE AND SMALL TAIL, CONVEX. POOR CONDITION, MINUS PIECE ON THE RIGHT. FACE IN LOBE, SYMMETRICAL CURVILINEAR LOOPS AND CIRCLES. FAINT TRACES AT WHITE PIGMENT (LIME). BOARD CHARRED BOTH SIDES. CENTRAL MOTIF OF CIRCLE AND ROTATIONAL DESIGN. TECH.: TWO DIMENSIONAL LOW RELIEF WITH SUNK GROUND, LINEAR RIDGES PROVIDE RELIEF FORM. ONE SIDE ONLY.
Record Last Modified:
30 Jul 2020
Specimen Count:
1
Topic:
Ethnology  Search this
Accession Number:
358974
USNM Number:
E423714-0
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Data Source:
NMNH - Anthropology Dept.
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/3341e034a-3ecf-4a37-b751-5857fae1bdad
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhanthropology_8456741