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collected 1966


Unknown Artist

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  • Details

    Place where the work was made
    Okapa District Eastern Highlands Province Papua New Guinea
    collected 1966
    Media category
    Materials used
    earthenware, pale red and white natural pigments
    21.0 cm bowl rim (diam.); 16.0 cm bowl height :

    0 - Whole, 21 cm, diemeter of rim at widest point

    0 - Whole, 16 cm (6 5/16"), height of bowl from base to rim

    Gift of Stan Moriarty 1977
    Not on display
    Accession number
  • About

    This pot was collected by Stan Moriarty at Okapa, in the Eastern Highlands, in 1966.

    It is restricted in form with a direct rim, ovoid belly and rounded base. The vessel is blackened inside and out and decorated with a pale red natural pigment band around inflection point below rim and two white natural pigment bands running from lip to lip crossing base of vessel.

    There is a crack running from rim to belly with a larger loss on belly of vessel, and small chips along the rim of vessel.

  • Places

    Where the work was made

    Okapa District