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Pukamani mortuary pole

1985.0246.0373

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Pukamani mortuary pole

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Solid cylindrical wooden pukamani mortuary pole in two parts, separated by squared columns lower section. The upper section is carved into alternating circles and longitudinal snakes. A pair of "ears" are carved from the truncated distal end. The post is pigmented with opposed chevrons in solid colour on dotted ground.

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