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Canoe Bow

Object Number:29-50-625
Current Location: Collections Storage
Provenience: New Guinea
Angelmann
Section:Oceanian
Materials:Wood
Shell
Iconography:Crocodile
Woman
Hornbill
Length: 152.4 cm
Credit Line:Purchased from Max Boehmig through Emil Roehrig (Barthels Mfg. Co.), 1924
Other Number:2 - Other Number

Description

Carved in the form of a crocodile with the end of its tail resting against the back of a female figure which faced the stern of the canoe. On top of the crocodile's head are carved a human mask and a human head (high relief), and between them a hornbill (in the round)

Bibliography:

[Book] Wingert, Paul S., and Linton, Ralph. 1946. Arts of the South Seas.. The Museum of Modern Art, New York. Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: p.112View Objects related to this Actual Citation
[Article] Davidson, Daniel S. 1947. "The Oceanic Collections of the University Museum". The University Museum Bulletin. Philadelphia. The University Museum. Vol. 12. no. 3-4. pg. 1-109 Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: p. 50, Fig. 8View Objects related to this Actual Citation
[Book] Wardwell, Allen. 1971. The Art of the Sepik River.. The Art Institute of Chicago. Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: p. 70View Objects related to this Actual Citation

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