Category: oceania

Hand Drum

Hand Drum

Oceanic Hand Drum Artist: Unknown Culture/People: Iatmul Place: Sepik River, Papua New Guinea Media: Wood and pigment Dims: 22.5 x 6.25 in. (57.9 x 15.8 cm). Date: early 20th century Description: Hand-drums are an essential accompaniment to singing. Drums commonly...
Navigation Chart

Navigation Chart

Oceanic Navigation Chart Artist: Unknown Culture/People: Marshall Islands Place: Micronesia Media: Rattan and Cowrie shell Dims: 25.25 x 26.75 in. (64.1 x 67.9 cm). Date: c. 1980 Description: The Polynesians were masters of reading the ocean, being able to map out the...
Churinga or Tjurunga

Churinga or Tjurunga

Oceanic Churinga or Tjurunga Artist: Unknown Culture/People: Australian Aborginal, Arrernte (Aranda, Arunta) Place: Austraila Media: wood and pigment Dims: 17.25 x 5.75 in. Date: c. 1940 Description: A Churinga or Tjurunga is thought to be an object of wood or stone...
Figure

Figure

Oceanic Artwork TitleArtist: UnknownCulture/People: Tami IslandPlace: Papua New GuineaMedia: WoodDims: 21.25 x 4 x 3.25 in.Date: c. 1900Description: Hands-On curator, Qootsvenma “Taka” Denipah-Cook (Ohkay Owingeh), studied and wrote about this piece in the...