Epa

Description
Consists of two front figures, one above the other. Badly eroded, possibly by running water in the swamp or by long exposure to the elements. However, the placement of some of the limbs can be made out. One of the arms of the top figure passes under one of its legs with the fingers resting on the side of the body. Other arm appears to be touching the mouth. The other leg passes through the eyebrow of the lower figure. The arm on the lower figure passes through its lower jaw. To the left of the head of the upper figure the epa is worn through. It is also split longitudinally. Three holes are present on the left side and four on the right side. Some of these may have been for lashing. This epa would fit on the left side of a pataka. Carving appears shallow.
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Credit line
Purchased from Mr Daryl Hicks
Accession number
A83.185
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