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Carved human figure

Carved human figure

Papuan Official collection
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Western Province, Papua New Guinea
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Mr A P Lyons
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Canoe ornament

Canoe ornament

Papuan Official collection
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Carvings
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Milne Bay Province, Papua New Guinea
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1915
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Carved pig

Carved pig

Papuan Official collection
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Carvings
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Milne Bay Province, Papua New Guinea
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1915
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Awelye

Awelye

Helen Eager and Christopher Hodges collection no. 1
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Carvings
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Utopia, South Australia, Australia
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Lucky Kngwarreye Morton
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1995
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Carved bird

Carved bird

Papuan Official collection
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Carvings
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Milne Bay Province, Papua New Guinea
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1915
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Carved human head

Carved human head

Papuan Official collection
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Carvings
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Western Province, Papua New Guinea
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1923
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Message stick

Message stick

Stan Mitchell collection
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Message stick

Message stick

Douglas Seaton collection
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Cairns, Queensland, Australia
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Carved human figure

Carved human figure

Papuan Official collection
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Carvings
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Milne Bay Province, Papua New Guinea
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1923
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Awelye

Awelye

Helen Eager and Christopher Hodges collection no. 1
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Carvings
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Utopia, South Australia, Australia
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Ada Panunga
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1996
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Message stick

Message stick

Stan Mitchell collection
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Carvings
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Carving of a goanna, made by Kaapa Tjampitjinpa, c1970

Carving of a goanna, made by Kaapa Tjampitjinpa, c1970

Kaapa Tjampitjinpa collection no. 2
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Carvings
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Kaapa M. Tjampitjinpa
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1970
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Message stick

Message stick

Stan Mitchell collection
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Carved human figure

Carved human figure

Papuan Official collection
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Western Province, Papua New Guinea
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Mr A P Lyons
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Carved human figure

Carved human figure

Papuan Official collection
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Milne Bay Province, Papua New Guinea
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1915
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Carved wallaby

Carved wallaby

Papuan Official collection
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Carvings
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Milne Bay Province, Papua New Guinea
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1915
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Clay tablet carved with human and animal tracks

Clay tablet carved with human and animal tracks

Dr Herbert Basedow collection
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Carvings
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Central Australia, Northern Territory, Australia
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Erlikilyika
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1934
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Carved human figure

Carved human figure

Papuan Official collection
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Western Province, Papua New Guinea
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Mr A P Lyons
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Canoe ornament

Canoe ornament

Papuan Official collection
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Carvings
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Western Province, Papua New Guinea
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Mr A P Lyons
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1914
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Carved human figure

Carved human figure

Papuan Official collection
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Western Province, Papua New Guinea
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Mr A P Lyons
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Message stick

Message stick

Stan Mitchell collection
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Carved human figure

Carved human figure

Papuan Official collection
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Milne Bay Province, Papua New Guinea
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Dr Walter M. Strong
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1915
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Message stick

Message stick

Stan Mitchell collection
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Awelye

Awelye

Helen Eager and Christopher Hodges collection no. 1
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Carvings
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Utopia, South Australia, Australia
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Lucky Kngwarreye Morton
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2001
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Canoe ornament

Canoe ornament

Papuan Official collection
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Milne Bay Province, Papua New Guinea
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1915
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Bird head carving

Bird head carving

Papuan Official collection
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Gulf Province, Papua New Guinea
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1927
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Carved crocodile

Carved crocodile

Papuan Official collection
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Western Province, Papua New Guinea
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Mr A P Lyons
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Carved human figure

Papuan Official collection
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Papua New Guinea, Oceania
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1915
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Pair of black and brown wooden bird sculptures

Maruku Arts and Crafts collection no. 1
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Carvings
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Mutitjulu, Northern Territory, Australia
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Pulya Taylor
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1982
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Carved wooden boat with seven human figures

Papuan Official collection
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Milne Bay Province, Papua New Guinea
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1923
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Carved pig

Carved pig

Papuan Official collection
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Milne Bay Province, Papua New Guinea
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1915
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'Majarrka Kumunungku' by Pampirla Hansen Boxer, 2007

'Majarrka Kumunungku' by Pampirla Hansen Boxer, 2007

Canning Stock Route collection
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Carvings
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Broome, Western Australia, Australia
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Pampirla H. Boxer
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2007
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Carved human figure

Papuan Official collection
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Western Province, Papua New Guinea
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Mr A P Lyons
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Two goanna sculptures

Maruku Arts and Crafts collection no. 1
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Carvings
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Ernabella, South Australia, Australia
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Nola
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1992
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Carved and mounted coconut

Carved and mounted coconut

Papuan Official collection
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Carvings
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Western Province, Papua New Guinea
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1927
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Two Carvings framed

Two Carvings framed

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Affairs Art (ATSIAA) collection
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Carvings
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Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia
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Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Commission
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Carved pig

Carved pig

Papuan Official collection
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Milne Bay Province, Papua New Guinea
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1915
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Carved reptile

Carved reptile

Papuan Official collection
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Western Province, Papua New Guinea
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Mr A P Lyons
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1916
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Canoe ornament

Canoe ornament

Papuan Official collection
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Carvings
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Milne Bay Province, Papua New Guinea
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1915
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Carved pig

Carved pig

Papuan Official collection
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Milne Bay Province, Papua New Guinea
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1915
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Pair of brown and black wooden bird sculptures

Maruku Arts and Crafts collection no. 1
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Carvings
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Mutitjulu, Northern Territory, Australia
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Pulya Taylor
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Carved human figure

Papuan Official collection
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Milne Bay Province, Papua New Guinea
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1915
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Carved snake

Carved snake

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Affairs Art (ATSIAA) collection
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Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia
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Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Commission
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Small orange paddle

Small orange paddle

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Affairs Art (ATSIAA) collection
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Carvings
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Townsville, Queensland, Australia
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Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Commission
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Carved human figure

Carved human figure

Papuan Official collection
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Western Province, Papua New Guinea
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Mr A P Lyons
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Carved pig

Carved pig

Papuan Official collection
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Carvings
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Milne Bay Province, Papua New Guinea
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1915
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Carved pig

Carved pig

Papuan Official collection
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Milne Bay Province, Papua New Guinea
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1915
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Carved head

Carved head

Papuan Official collection
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Papua New Guinea
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1915
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Carved wooden boat with seven human figures

Papuan Official collection
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Milne Bay Province, Papua New Guinea
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1923
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Canoe ornament

Canoe ornament

Papuan Official collection
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Carvings
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Milne Bay Province, Papua New Guinea
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1923
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Carved crocodile

Carved crocodile

Papuan Official collection
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Western Province, Papua New Guinea
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Mr A P Lyons
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Carved human figure

Carved human figure

Papuan Official collection
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Milne Bay Province, Papua New Guinea
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1915
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Canoe ornament

Canoe ornament

Papuan Official collection
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Carvings
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Milne Bay Province, Papua New Guinea
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1923
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Canoe ornament

Canoe ornament

Papuan Official collection
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Carvings
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Milne Bay Province, Papua New Guinea
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1915
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Carved wooden boat with seven human figures

Papuan Official collection
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Carvings
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Milne Bay Province, Papua New Guinea
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1923
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Carved human figure

Papuan Official collection
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Western Province, Papua New Guinea, Oceania
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Mr A P Lyons
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Carved pig

Carved pig

Papuan Official collection
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Carvings
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Milne Bay Province, Papua New Guinea
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1915
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Carved pig

Carved pig

Papuan Official collection
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Milne Bay Province, Papua New Guinea
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1915
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Carved female head by Pampirla Hansen Boxer, 2007

Carved female head by Pampirla Hansen Boxer, 2007

Canning Stock Route collection
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Carvings
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Broome, Western Australia, Australia
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Pampirla H. Boxer
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2007
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Carved shark

Papuan Official collection
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Western Province, Papua New Guinea
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Mr A P Lyons
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