Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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  • Papua New Guinea
  • cup, late 1800s–1943
  • Where object was made: Samurai Island, Milne Bay, Papua New Guinea
  • coconut, pigment, incising
  • Object Height/Width/Depth: 11 x 13 x 11.5 cm
    Object Height/Width/Depth: 4 5/16 x 5 1/8 x 4 1/2 in
  • Gift of Vernon Branson
  • Not on display
  • 2007.3616

The cup is made from half of a coconut shell. It has a band of triangles incised around the rim. It has a series of crosses (groups of four triangles with the points to the center) with white pigment under the band of triangles. The rim has one point.