- Museum number
Female figure made of wood. Elongated arms, fixed to the hips, straight back and protruding buttocks. Worn strip across the buttocks and a carved, raised pubis. A top knot on top of head, fine facial features.
Height: 53.50 centimetres
Width: 12.50 centimetres
Depth: 8.50 centimetres
- Curator's comments
'Wood figure, female, pale brown.
Nukuoro, Caroline Is.'
Notes from Pacific Presences visit (Jan 2014):
Remnants of another label on figure. Four perforations or holes, one in top of head and beneath in chin and on the clavicle, one directly at the top of the spine.
Adrienne Kaeppler has previously postulated that water or oil stain could have been pored from the figure. There is some staining.
- Not on display
- Exhibition history
1983-1986, London, Museum of Mankind, Pattern of islands: Micronesia yesterday and today
- Acquisition date
- Acquisition notes
- Beasley obtained this as an exchange with the Museum für Volkerkunde in Hamburg on 13th February 1932.
- Africa, Oceania and the Americas
- Registration number
- Additional IDs
Previous owner/ex-collection number: 2968 (Original Beasley Collection Number)