- Museum number
Drawing; two drawings; the first is of four groups of carved wooden poles; the second is of two groups of people participating in different games, one of the groups are wearing cloth wraps and headdresses. 20thC(early).
Graphite and crayon in red tones.
- Production date
Height: 43.50 centimetres (drawing)
Height: 57.90 centimetres (mount)
Width: 34 centimetres (drawing)
Width: 45.20 centimetres (mount)
- Curator's comments
- Related information:
This drawing is part of a collection of drawings made by Charles Gabriel Seligman.
The drawing of games is published in Seligman 1910 'The Melanesians of British New Guinea', plate XVII.
Drawings similar to this one that feature in Seligman 1910 'The Melanesians of British New Guinea' are noted as being drawn by Papua New Guineans, thus it is believed that this drawing may also have been drawn by Papua New Guineans.
- Not on display
- The drawing has been glued around the edge to the mount. Mount is dirty and the drawing has ink stains on the edges.
- Africa, Oceania and the Americas
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- Additional IDs
Miscellaneous number: No.2
Miscellaneous number: No.7.