Ceremonial food pot, kwam

Ceremonial food pot, kwam
Ceremonial food pot, kwam
Date:
20th century
Location:
de Young
Gallery 30
Century:
Media:
Low-fired Clay, Earthenware
Dimensions:
7 1/16 x 5 1/2 x 5 1/2 in.
Object Type:
Country:
Continent:
Oceania
Culture/People:
Abelam People; Wosera Subgroup
Provenance:

Jolika Collection of New Guinea Art

Accession Number:
2007.44.34
Acquisition Date:
2007-10-11
Credit Line:

Gift of Marcia and John Friede in honor of Diane B. Wilsey and Harry S. Parker III

Exhibition History:

2005 - New Guinea Art. Masterpieces from the Jolika Collection of Marcia and John Friede. De Young Museum, San Francisco, 2005.

Decorated clay vessel. Carved and incised concentric circles and diamonds using either a bamboo implement or flying fox. This face most likely represents a white cockatoo (wama) or a black cockatoo (mange).

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