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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


Margaret Tuckson and Patricia May, The traditional pottery of Papua New Guinea, Kensington, 1982, 269 (illus.). figure no. 9.103

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