Indiana University Indiana University IU

Search Results

You searched for "oceanic art." We found 116 matches.

A cloth with complex geometric patterns, including linear patterns around the rectangular border, and three star-like shapes in a row at the center. The two outer shapes are almost identical the center shape a different form.
Display|Funerary Cloth (pa, Masi)
Culture: Fijian
2003.159
A wooden flute with intricate carved designs, which include some human face motifs with inlaid shell eyes. A carved face near the top appears to have a tongue or a flute-like shape protruding from its mouth.
Flute (Koauau)
Culture: Māori
2003.168
A suspension hook with a standing female figure. The figure's legs end in the hook form of the suspension hook.
Suspension Hook with Female Figure
Origin: Sepik River
2009.90
A carved female figure, seated or squatting with its arms bent and raised, the wrists joined at a knot in front of the chin (like clasped hands). The figure is incised with lines and patterns, including deep incisions running down the sides of the arms and legs, and a chevron-like shape above the left breast.
Seated Female Figure
Culture: Asmat
2010.10
A standing, carved figure, with short legs and a long torso, and arms hanging at its sides.  There are patterns in low relief at the figure's head, shoulders, and upper torso, as well as in a vertical line running down the torso.
Commemorative Figure
Origin: Sepik River
2010.11
A carved, standing abstracted figure, with legs curving inward, a main head between hunched shoulders, and small figures stacked on top of the main head. The torso has shapes carved through it, including a ring-like shape near the stomach.
Commemorative Figure (Atei)
Culture: Kopar
2010.12
A mask in the form of a human face, surrounded by shapes with carved, woven patterns, and with three horn-like shapes protruding from the top of the head. The face has a small, upturned mouth full of sharp teeth.
Mask
Culture: Torres Strait
2010.13
A carved figure standing on a base with short legs, a long torso, its arms at its sides, and its face tilted slightly upward. The figure has a large, flat ring through the nose's septum, and has large ears with earrings.
Male Figure (Munga Dukna)
Culture: Santa Cruz Islands
2010.14
A charm including four forms, two stones and two aquatic mammals, bound in sennit, tied together and hanging in a vertically stacked order. The smaller mammal is on top followed by the larger mammal, then the two stones at the bottom.
Dugong Hunting Charm
Culture: Torres Strait
2010.16
A carved female figure with its arms at its sides and knees slightly bent. The ivory has two tones: the majority of the figure is an amber color, but some areas on top of the head, at the neck/shoulders, and on the legs are a light cream with dark brown marbled lines.
Female Figure
Culture: Tongan
2010.17