Oceanic
Pig

Pig

Pig Artist: Artist Once KnownCulture/People: MassimPlace: Papua New Guinea, MelanesiaMedia:Wood, lime pigmentDims: 3.9 x 8.75 x 2.5 in. (9.8 x 22.2 x 6.35 cm)Date:  Early 20th CenturyRTC No. OC0009Gift of Ralph T. Coe, 2011Description“... Upon seeing the figure, the...

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Bowl (‘unmeke)

Bowl (‘unmeke)

Bowl (‘umeke) Artist:UnknownCulture/People: Kanaka Maoli / HawaiiPlace: Polynesia, United StatesMedia: Kou woodDims: 4.75 x 6.25 diam. in. (12 x 15.9 diam. cm).Date: 19th C.RTC No: OC0069Gift of Ralph T. Coe, 2011Description Round-bottomed wooden bowls like this one...

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Hand Drum

Hand Drum

Hand Drum Artist: UnknownCulture/People: IatmulPlace: Sepik River, Papua New GuineaMedia: Wood and pigmentDims: 22.5 x 6.25 in. (57.9 x 15.8 cm).Date: early 20th centuryRTC No: OC0079Description Hand drums are an essential accompaniment to singing. Drums commonly used...

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Axe

Axe

Axe Artist: UnknownCulture/People: HighlandsPlace: Melanesia, Papua New Guinea, Mt. Hagan area, Wahgi ValleyMedia: Wood, stone, and fiber/rattanDims: 28.25 x 25.5 x 1.5 in. (71.6 x 64.8 x 3.1 cm).Date: Early 20th centuryRTC No: OC0066Description Highly valued, axes...

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Navigation Chart

Navigation Chart

Navigation Chart Artist: UnknownCulture/People: Marshall IslandsPlace: MicronesiaMedia: Rattan and Cowrie shellDims: 25.25 x 26.75 in. (64.1 x 67.9 cm).Date: c. 1980RTC No: OC0067Description The Polynesians were masters of reading the ocean, being able to map out the...

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Aotearoa Feather Box

Aotearoa Feather Box

Aotearoa Feather Box Artist: UnknownCulture/People: MaoriPlace: New ZealandMedia: Wood, shell, and pigmentDims: 4.25 x 22 x 8 in. (10.8 x 55.9 x 20.3 cm)Date: c. 1830RTC No: OC0027Gift of Ralph T. Coe, 2011Description In traditional Maori households, prized...

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Churinga or Tjurunga

Churinga or Tjurunga

Churinga or Tjurunga Artist: UnknownCulture/People: Australian Aborginal, Arrernte (Aranda, Arunta)Place: AustrailaMedia: wood and pigmentDims: 17.25 x 5.75 in.Date: c. 1940RTC No: OC0050Gift of Ralph T. Coe, 2011Description A Churinga or Tjurunga is thought to be an...

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Figure

Figure

Figure Artist: UnknownCulture/People: Tami IslandPlace: Papua New GuineaMedia: WoodDims: 21.25 x 4 x 3.25 in.Date: c. 1900RTC No: OC0053Gift of Ralph T. Coe, 2011Description Hands-On curator, Qootsvenma “Taka” Denipah-Cook (Ohkay Owingeh), studied and wrote about this...

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Fish Hook

Fish Hook

Fish Hook Artist: UnknownCulture/People: MaoriPlace: New ZealandMedia: Wood, shell, bone and flax cordDims: 1.25 x 4.25 in.Date: mid-19th centuryRTC No: OC0058Gift of Ralph T. Coe, 2011Description Selected by student curator Qootsvenma “Taka” Denipah-Cook (Ohkay...

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Battle Hammer

Battle Hammer

Battle Hammer Artist: UnknownCulture/People: Fijian, TotokiaPlace: Fiji, Western PolynesiaMedia: woodDims: 39 x 8 in. (99 x 20.3 cm).Date: 1850sRTC No: OC0046Gift of Ralph T. Coe, 2011Description The Totokia, or beaked battle-hammer, is a Fijian war club. The club is...

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Gope Board

Gope Board

Gope Board Artist: UnknownCulture/People: ElemaPlace: Papuan Gulf; MelanesiaMedia: Wood and natural pigmentsDims: 0.75 x 13 in. (128.9 x 33 cm)Date: c. 1900RTC No: OC0073Gift of Ralph T. Coe, 2011Description The Elema people live on the long coast of Orokolo Bay in...

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New Ireland Kulap Figure

New Ireland Kulap Figure

New Ireland Kulap Figure Artist:UnknownCulture/People: New IrelandPlace: MelanesiaMedia: Limestone or chalk with pigmentDims: 19.5 x 4.25 x 4 in. (49.5 x 10.7 x 10.1 cm)Date: Late 19th centuryRTC No: OC0052Gift of Ralph T. Coe, 2011Description Visitors at the Coe are...

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