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Architectural Carving

Object Number:2003-32-23
Current Location: Collections Storage
Provenience: New Caledonia
Section:Oceanian
Materials:Wood
Pigment
Nail
Height: 89.2 cm
Width: 57.9 cm
Thickness: 19.7 cm
Credit Line:Gift of the Philadelphia Commercial Museum (also known as the Philadelphia Civic Center Museum), Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 2003
Other Number:1994.X.11455 - Other Number
L-552-17 - Other Number

Description

Slab with face carved in relief and colored red and black. Broad nose and open curved mouth resemble those on masks from the center and south of La Grande Terre, except that in this case there is a tongue, hanging out. Sculpture applied to outside of house, flanking door post? Exhibited at l'Exposition universelle de Paris 1900.

Bibliography:

[Article] Davenport, William H. 1964. "Sculpture from La Grande Terre". Expedition: The Magazine of the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology. Philadelphia. The University Museum. Vol. 7. no. 1. Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: p. 12 (center)View Objects related to this Actual Citation

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