Burmese Lacquer Betel Box

Burmese Lacquer Betel Box

Phurba!

Bissell Pet & Hand Vac Multi-Level Filter, 97D5

Phurba!

A two-part container made of bronze or brass. The cover slides and lifts off. From the Ivory Coast.

A two-part container made of bronze or brass. The cover slides and lifts off. From the Ivory Coast.

This carving depicts a woman and three crocodile-like animals.  Each animal has a long crocodile type body, but the heads are all different. One looks like a crocodile, one has dog-type ears, and another has more rabbit-type ears. They probably represent mythical hybrid animals.    The Iatmul are people who live along the Sepic river in Papua New Guinea. In the Iatmul creation story, the crocodile is the first ancestor.

This carving depicts a woman and three crocodile-like animals. Each animal has a long crocodile type body, but the heads are all different. One looks like a crocodile, one has dog-type ears, and another has more rabbit-type ears. They probably represent mythical hybrid animals. The Iatmul are people who live along the Sepic river in Papua New Guinea. In the Iatmul creation story, the crocodile is the first ancestor.

An Asmat shield with red ochre and white clay decoration.  The Asmat are people who live in New Guinea. The shields were originally created for going into battle for revenge, and the shield would be named after the person being avenged.    This shield was probably intended for decoration, because it is small and does not have a handle.

An Asmat shield with red ochre and white clay decoration. The Asmat are people who live in New Guinea. The shields were originally created for going into battle for revenge, and the shield would be named after the person being avenged. This shield was probably intended for decoration, because it is small and does not have a handle.

Another African Wooden Spoon

Another African Wooden Spoon

This Edo ceremonial object has two carved nude figures standing under arches, and a rectangular receptacle. The figures are fully carved front and back.

This Edo ceremonial object has two carved nude figures standing under arches, and a rectangular receptacle. The figures are fully carved front and back.

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