(Papua New Guinea)
29.8cm bowl rim (diam.); 13.5cm bowl height:
0 - Whole; 29.8cm (11 3/4"); diameter of rim at widest point
0 - Whole; 13.5cm (5 5/16"); height of bowl from base to rim
The design on this clay eating bowl represents earth worms.
Margaret Tuckson (Australia) (Author), Patricia May (Author), The traditional pottery of Papua New Guinea, Kensington, 1982. see pages 224-231 for similar vessels and description of coiling and decorating techniques
Helen Dennett (Australia) (Compilator), Paul Dennett (Australia) (Author), 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.