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Bullroarer

Description

Bullroarer made of wood, carved with designs, including a human face, and decorated with pigment: Oceania, Melanesia, Papua New Guinea, Gulf Region, 19th century

Museum reference

A.1951.369

Collection

World Culture

Object name

Bullroarer

Production information

Unknown
Papuan Gulf, Papua New Guinea, Melanesia

Date

19th century

Style / Culture

Melanesian

Materials

Wood, Pigment

Physical description

Brown wood; carved on upper part of one side with serpentine devices above a stylised human face; traces of red and white pigments

Exhibitions

  • Performance and Lives (29 Jul 2011)
    National Museum of Scotland

On display

National Museum Of Scotland »
Level 3 »
World Cultures »
Performance And Lives »
Rw.1A

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