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Object / Artefact › Pacific/Ethnology
  • Description
    Carved wooden crest that depicts a Bird of Paradise sitting on kundun with spear behind. Carved from a single piece of wood. Layer of varnish over entire surface. Some areas are painted black, others stained/painted a darker than the natural wood colour.
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  • Accession date
    10 July 2017
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  • Record richness
Crest; Papua New Guinea; 2017.54.9
Crest; Papua New Guinea; 2017.54.9


  • Credit
    Collection of Auckland Museum Tamaki Paenga Hira, 2017.54.9
  • Notes
    This object was made in eastern Papua New Guinea. The donor lived in the area as a priest for 25 years, spoke the local language and travelled the surrounding area. This object is a good example of contemporary expression of traditional art forms, as well as pieces that the indigenous populations of PNG regard as important representations of their culture and heritage.
  • Culture
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  • Consists of
    0 - Whole › wood
  • Dimensions
    • 0 - Whole length : 745mm
    • 0 - Whole width : 360mm
    • 0 - Whole depth : 50mm
  • Record created
    21 October 2016

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