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Title

Kamana (Eating bowl)


Artists

Unknown Artist


About

The design on this clay eating bowl represents earth worms.


Details


Other Title

Food bowl


Cultural origin

Sawos people


Date

collected 1960s


Media category

Ceramic


Materials used

earthenware, chip-carved


Dimensions

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


Credit

Gift of Margaret Olley 1984


Location

Not on display


Accession number

327.1984



Referenced in 2 publications

Bibliography


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