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food bowl


The bowls are carved from a single piece of wood and are often decorated with geometric patterns, human figures or animals, such as crocodiles or snakes. The artistic quality of these carvings has made them popular in many areas of New Guinea. The bowls are traded all along the northeastern coast of New Guinea for food, tools and art objects.

Object Information

creation date
1940-1960
materials
wood
dimensions
7 x 34 x 13 3/4 in.
accession number
1989.1445
credit line
Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Harrison Eiteljorg
copyright
No Known Rights Holder
collection
South Pacific Art
colors