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Suspension Hook

Object Number:29-50-341
Current Location: Collections Storage
Provenience: New Guinea
Kararau
Section:Oceanian
Materials:Wood
Length: 90.5 cm
Credit Line:Purchased from Max Boehmig through Emil Roehrig (Barthels Mfg. Co.), 1924
Other Number:637 - Other Number

Description

Two wooden figures, male, standing back to back on boss rising from middle of crescentic double-hook. On each side of the latter is carved the representation of a (?) pig's head, each of which terminates above in a pair of extra spikes. One figure with red and white pigment on face, shoulders, etc., the other unpainted.

Bibliography:

[Book] Wardwell, Allen. 1971. The Art of the Sepik River.. The Art Institute of Chicago. Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: p. 63 (No. 117)View Objects related to this Actual Citation

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