Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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wooden bowl
  • unknown Asmat maker
  • wooden bowl, late 1800s–1965
  • Where object was made: Papua New Guinea
  • wood, staining, carving
  • Object Length/Width/Depth: 64.5 x 19 x 8.5 cm
    Object Length/Width/Depth: 25 3/8 x 7 1/2 x 3 3/8 in
  • Gift from the Menninger Foundation
  • Not on display
  • 2007.2865

The very dark brown oval bowl has pointed ends. Each end has cone-like points with relief carvings of lines. The exterior of the bowl is also decorated with relief carvings of curving lines. The interior of the bowl is undecorated, and appears charred.