Wood with paint or chalk (?)
20 in. x 5 in. (50.8 cm x 12.7 cm)
Bryn Mawr College
Accession Number: 2004.2.34
Geography: Oceania, Papua New Guinea
Classification: Fine and Visual Arts; Sculptures
This object has the following keywords:
- figurines - Three-dimensional works that represent humans, animals, or mythical beasts at less than half life-size. While the term may be used interchangeably with "statuette" in certain situations, it differs in that a statuette is always free-standing while a figurine may be part of a larger work, such as a decorative detail on a candelabra or mirror.
- Melanesian - Describes the culture and style of the inhabitants of the Melanesian Islands. Melanesians are well known for creating sculptures utilizing a vast range of media, their traditional communal architecture, and body arts.
- Oceanic - Cultures and styles of various regions in Oceania, comprising islands scattered throughout the Pacific Ocean (generally excluding Japan, Indonesia, and the Philippines), but including Australia.
- Papua New Guinea
- Sepik - Describes works by the New Guinea Aboriginal people located in Sepik. Sepik art works are created using a wide range of materials, techniques, and forms that are often orchestrated into a single event. Sepik people have varied architectural styles. The male cult houses are the most distinctive structures and contain carved structural elements, ornamentation, and furniture.
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