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This is one of 12 poles made by Tiwi carvers for the Museum in 1986. Jennifer Hoff comprehensively documented the making of these poles in her PhD thesis - 'Gifts for the dead : a stylistic analysis of Tiwi graveposts illuminated by a case study of their manufacture'. https://openresearch-repository.anu.edu.au/handle/1885/117362
A pukamani mortuary pole.