House post

House post

Interesting…

This is the upper section of a post from an old haus tamberan, the traditional ancestral worship house in the East Sepik region of Papua New Guinea.

Location

It was found near Ambunti, on the Sepik River, Papua New Guinea

Currently displayed in Room 24, Ground Floor, British Museum

Dates

Created 1900-1950
Acquired by the British Museum in 1964

Material

Wood

Dimensions

Height: 100 inches

More information

British Museum’s Collections Online page

Label text

label-housepost

3D print

mugshot-door-post

Image credit

Top image © Trustees of the British Museum

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