Wood Bull-roarer carved into shape of half human, half crocodile figure, Papua New Guinea, 1871-1910

Wood Bull-roarer carved into shape of half human, half crocodile figure, Papua New Guinea, 1871-1910 (bull roarers)

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Bull-roarer, made of wood, perforated one end with length of fibre attached, ichthyomorphic, with formalised carved half human, half crocodile figure as decoration, used in initiation ceremonies, from Papuan Gulf area, Papua New Guinea, 1871-1910

Details

Category:
Ethnography and Folk Medicine
Collection:
Sir Henry Wellcome's Museum Collection
Object Number:
A1451
Materials:
wood and fibre, cord
type:
bull roarers
credit:
Wellcome Trust (Purchased from Stevens)