Inscribed, on reverse, in red pencil [written in irregular and varying print, script, and capitalization; English and Pidgin (Neo-Melanesian); English translations are in brackets], center left to right: 1) Masalai belong Sepik ['a spirit of the Sepik'] / 2) Puk-Puk ['crocodile'] / 3) Tree / 4) Kundu ['hand drum'] / 5) Mak belong Kamang (3) ['Mark/design of ?] / 6) (F)Pish ['Fish'] / 7) Head belong man ['Man's head']; lower left to right [in opposite direction]: Boy [underlined] ['young man']: / Lumut / Place [underlined]: / Tambunum ['Tambanam'] / Age [underlined]: 20-22
Collected by Harry A. Franklin, Los Angeles, California 1950; Harry A. Franklin Family, Los Angeles, California, 1983; given to present collection, 2008.
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