29.8 cm bowl rim (diam.); 13.5 cm bowl height:
0 - Whole; 29.8 cm; diameter of rim at widest point
0 - Whole; 13.5 cm; height of bowl from base to rim
The design on this clay eating bowl represents earth worms.
Paul Dennett, Mak bliong Sepik: a selection of designs and paintings from the Sepik River, Wewak, 1975, 113. A similar design to the one incised on this eating bowl is illustrated on page 113 and described as representing earth-worms. The designs on the food bowls from pages 106 to 114 come from the Kamangaui-Koiwat area.
Margaret Tuckson and Patricia May, The traditional pottery of Papua New Guinea, Kensington, 1982. see pages 224-231 for similar vessels and description of coiling and decorating techniques