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Oil-container, made from a gourd held in a lattice of cane.
- Production date
Height: 40 centimetres (including handle)
- Curator's comments
- Oil container (‘kopong ming’ in the Wahgi language) purchased from Andwe of the group Tongaa, one of the ‘yu nimbang’ speaking tribes who live to the west, between Wahgi and Melpa speakers. The oil continer belonged to Andwe’s father, Kumpape. The lattice exterior is made from ‘waiang’ vine; making such containers is men’s work. For an account of the making of the collection of which this is part see ‘Paradise: portraying the New Guinea Highlands’ by Michael O’Hanlon (British Museum Press, 1993).
Field collection no:491.
- Not on display
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- Africa, Oceania and the Americas
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- Additional IDs
Miscellaneous number: 491 (field collection number)