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Title

Khomongu (serving bowl)

mid 20th century
collected 1973


Artist

Samungi

Papua New Guinea

Language group

Boiken, Papua New Guinea


About

The delicately-carved scroll patterns on this 'khomongu' most likely represents coiled fern fronds, as described by researcher and author Helen Dennett.

[entry from Exhibition Guide for 'Melanesian art: redux', 2018, cat no 10]


Details


Other Title

Bowl


Cultural origin

Boiken people


Dates

mid 20th century
collected 1973


Media category

Ceramic


Materials used

earthenware, coiled and chip-carved, natural pigment


Dimensions

21.5 cm height; 35.5 cm diameter


Credit

Gift of Mrs Margaret Tuckson 1973


Location

Not on display


Accession number

57.1973


Artist information

Samungi

Works in the collection

1


Shown in 3 exhibitions

Exhibition history


Referenced in 2 publications

Bibliography


The traditional pottery of Papua New Guinea, Kensington, 1982, 269 (illus.). figure no. 9.103

Aboriginal and Melanesian art, Sydney, 1973, 46. cat.no. 101