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unknown Kilivila

Lagim (Splashboard)

20th century
Wood with paint
State: Possibly Made Soley for Trade

33 in. x 11 1/2 in. x 6 in. (83.82 cm x 29.21 cm x 15.24 cm)

Bryn Mawr College
Accession Number: 2004.2.37
Other Number(s): 29 173 (Neufeld Collection Number)
Geography: Oceania, Papua New Guinea, Kirwina Island, Trobriand Islands, Milne Bay Province (Kilivila People, Kirwina Island, Trobriand Islands, Milne Bay Province, Papua New Guinea.)
Classification: Transportation and Distribution Artifacts; Water Transportation and Accessories

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  • canoe-boards - Ornamental sculptures placed on the front ends of canoes.
  • carvings - Refers to works executed by cutting a figure or design out of a solid material such as stone or wood. It typically refers to works that are relatively small in size, are part of a larger work, or are not considered art. For large and medium-sized three-dimensional works of art, use the broader term "sculpture" or another appropriate term.
  • Massim style - The Massim style is a stylized, curvilinear and geometric low relief carving, which can be glazed with lime to develop a contrast against the dark wood or painted with colorful patterns. The three types of incised designed utilized in the Massim style are 'motifs,' 'fillers' that fill in the space around a motif, and 'dividers' that create spatial divisions in the piece. This style is used by the inhabitants of the Massim area in Papua New Guinea.
  • 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
  • splashboards - Shaped extensions of backboards.
  • Trobriand Island

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