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Artist / Maker : Unknown
Title : Untitled (Painted Board with Rare Shells)
Date (Execution) : n.d.
Geographical Origin : Papua New Guinea
Cultural Group :
Style / Period : Contemporary Southeast Asian
Medium / Material  : Painted wood, shells, grass, rope, sticks
Support / Technique : painted, carved, tied, woven
Object Type : mixed media works?
Visual Description : Overall-large mixed media three dimensional (wall hanging[?]). Central part is a thin oval piece of wood painted in black, tan and light pinkish brown. The painting is very stylized and shows a large central face and two human figures--one on either side. There are also foliage and bird motifs. Hanging from the bottom are dyed Sienna coloured grasses which have been knotted and tied together at the top. The entire piece is held together by painted sticks which have been attached by tying with grasses. Three large shells with woven ornaments also accompany the piece.
Accession # : U000.50.1
Width (cm) : 120.00
Height (cm) : 110.00
Depth (cm) :
Mandatory Credit : Gift of Derek Simpkins
Artist Statement :