University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
Object Number: P3482B
Current Location: Collections storage
Provenience: Papua New Guinea
Bismarck Archipelago
Date Made: Before 1913
Early Date: 1900
Late Date: 1913
Height: 11cm
Length: 47cm
Width: 30.2cm
Credit Line:Purchased from J. F. G. Umlauff, 1913
Other Number676 - Other Number


Curved, rectangular wooden dish, pierced on one edge for twisted plant fiber hanging cord. The culture of Wuvulu Island, located in the Bismarck Archipelago, is Micronesian rather than Melanesian. Elegantly simple food bowls like this one are typical of the minimalist Micronesian carving style.


[Book] Linton, Ralph & Wingert, Paul S. 1946. Arts of the South Seas. : Page/Fig./Plate: p.72View Objects cited in this Publication
[Article] Davidson, Daniel S. The Oceanic Collections of the University Museum. The University Museum Bulletin. 12 (3-4) : Page/Fig./Plate: p. 91View Objects cited in this Publication
[Article] Hall, H. U. 1921. "Wood Carvings of the Austral Islands". : Page/Fig./Plate: 91View Objects cited in this Publication

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