Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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crocodile figure
  • Papua New Guinea
  • crocodile figure, circa 1942
  • Where object was made: Middle Sepik River region, East Sepik, Papua New Guinea
  • wood, pigment, carving
  • Object Length/Width/Depth: 59 x 7.5 x 8 cm
    Object Length/Width/Depth: 23 1/4 x 2 15/16 x 3 1/8 in
  • Gift from the Menninger Foundation
  • Not on display
  • 2007.2848

The carved crocodile figure is standing on a wooden base. The head is red and white with yellow eyes and red legs. The tail is red with red, white and black scales. The back is black and yellow.