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Tami people Lum [model of a club house] late 19th century Description: The ridge pole of the house is carved like a canoe bow with a carving of a bird catching a fish at each end. The four post figures are kneeling. Carvings on the side boards are clan symbols with depictions of lizard anthropomorphic figures some with fish tail symbols
Place made: Tami Island, Huon Gulf, Morobe Province, Papua New Guinea Melanesia
Materials & Technique: woodwork, models, wood, palm leaves, lime, ochre
Primary Insc: Papua New Guinea
Dimensions: 48.4 h x 39.0 w x 56.4 d cm
Acknowledgement: Purchased 1970
Accession No: NGA 70.164