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Artist / Maker : Field Museum of Natural History
Title : Wooden Canoe Prows (Sepik River, Northern New Guinea)
Date (Execution) : n.d.
Geographical Origin : Chicago, Illinois, United States
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Medium / Material  : paper
Support / Technique : black and whited printed postcard
Object Type : picture postcards
Visual Description : Number 10 of a series of 10 different postcards packaged in a matching envelope. The series was produced by the Field Museum of Natural History and is entitled "Anthropology Set No. 20 - 10 Cards - 20 Cents HUMAN AND ANIMAL FIGURES, NEW GUINEA". The postcard depicts two carved wooden canoe prows. The one on the top appears to depict a bird with a curved beak on the front being either chased or eaten by another animal (possibly a crocodile). The one on the bottom depicts a crocodile with a bird on its head.
Accession # : E003.1.1-10
Width (cm) : 14.00
Height (cm) : 8.90
Depth (cm) : 0.00
Mandatory Credit : Gift of Mary Hayes and Tony Melci
Artist Statement :