An image of Khomongu (serving bowl)

Samungi

(Papua New Guinea  – )

Community
Toanambu village, East Sepik Province
Language group
Boiken, Papua New Guinea

Khomongu (serving bowl)

Other titles:
Bowl
Location
Not on display
Further information

The delicately-carved scroll patterns on this 'khomongu' most likely represents coiled fern fronds, as described by researcher and author Helen Dennett.

[entry from Exhibition Guide for 'Melanesian art: redux', 2018, cat no 10]

Place of origin
Toanumbu village, East Sepik Province, Papua New Guinea
Cultural origin
Boiken people
Year
mid 20th century
collected 1973
Media
Ceramic
Medium
earthenware, coiled and chip-carved, natural pigment
Dimensions
21.5 cm height; 35.5 cm diameter
Credit
Gift of Mrs Margaret Tuckson 1973
Accession number
57.1973