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: Ea12741

: Ethnography

: painting

: Carry Leg (lovers)

: Kauage, Mathias

: Painting on canvas, 'Carry Leg (Lovers)', showing a couple sitting together with their legs interlaced, a sign of courtship. The flower coming from the left hand figure's headdress represents the sun, and the flowers growing from the feet of the woman represent the man's spear (information from artist to Rebecca Hossack). Laminated with low-reflect glass.

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: Papua New Guinea, Oceania / Melanesia, Pacific

: Chimbu

: Kauage, Mathias

: 1999

: 1999

: Purchased with assistance from the MLA/V&A Purchase Grant Fund, The Bristol Magpies and the Friends of Bristol Art Gallery, 2004.