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Armless figure, imunu or kakame
Armless figure, imunu or kakame
Date:
19th–early 20th century
Location:
de Young
Gallery 30
Century:
Media:
Mangrove Root
Dimensions:
61 cm (24 in.)
Object Type:
Country:
Continent:
Oceania
Culture/People:
Northeastern Kiwai Language Speakers (Urama Dialect)
Provenance:

"Collected by Thomas Schultze-Westrum in 1966." (Catalog #454, New Guinea Art: Masterpieces from the Jolika Collection of Marcia and John Friede, 2005, Volume 2, p. 161.)

Accession Number:
2007.44.82
Acquisition Date:
2007-10-11
Credit Line:

Gift of Marcia and John Friede in honor of Diane B. Wilsey and Harry S. Parker III

Exhibition History:

2005 - New Guinea Art. Masterpieces from the Jolika Collection of Marcia and John Friede. De Young Museum, San Francisco, 2005.

The image is thought of in the carver dreams. The carver then goes to “find” it in the mangrove forest.

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