- Museum number
Female figure, amulet, of red wood, shells, cord, rattan, leaf. Hands on knees, with armlets and anklets, on eacn bicep a small shell ring fastened on the arm by rattan; cord through the septum. Pieces of leaf through the ears. On top of head a lizard(?) forming a loop for suspension.
- Production date
- 19thC (before 1889)
- Curator's comments
- Registration slip description, written in 1889?:
New Guinea. N.E.Coast
Wooden human figure (female) coloured red, with hands on knees: armlets and anklets; on each hangs a small shell ring fastened on the arm by rattan, and though septum … pieces of leaf through ears. On top of head a lizard? forming a loop for suspension. Probably an amulet (ancestor worship).
Probably from Astrolabe B..
- Not on display
- Acquisition date
- Africa, Oceania and the Americas
- Registration number
- Additional IDs
CDMS number: Oc1889C2.4331 (old CDMS no.)