moulded unfired clay with incised geometric design, traces of blue pigment, burnished
12.7 x 10.0 x 4.3 cm
Gift of Stan Moriarty 1978
Not on display
Referenced in 3 publications
E.W.P. Chinnery, Man, 'Mountain tribes of the Mandated Territory of New Guinea from Mt Chapman to Mt Hagen', pg. 113-121, London, Aug 1934. Clay whistles of the 'China Siva' tribe are reproduced and described on pg. 119-120.
Margaret Tuckson and Patricia May, The traditional pottery of Papua New Guinea, Kensington, 1982, 156-157, 161. General description of Sinasina clay ocarinas, with two examples reproduced.
Tony Tuckson, Aboriginal and Melanesian art, Sydney, 1973, 35 (illus.), 52. cat.no. H106