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Bark fiber
Bark fiber
Date:
20th century
Location:
de Young
Gallery 31
Century:
Media:
Bark Fiber, Pigment
Dimensions:
71 x 138 cm (27 15/16 x 54 5/16 in.); 156 x 85 x 5 cm (61 7/16 x 33 7/16 x 1 15/16 in.)
Object Type:
Country:
Continent:
Oceania
Culture/People:
Lake Sentani
Provenance:

"Paul S. Wingert Collection, New York." (Catalog #556, New Guinea Art: Masterpieces from the Jolika Collection of Marcia and John Friede, 2005, Volume 2, p. 182.)

Accession Number:
2007.44.41
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.

1959 - Museum of Primitive Art, New York, 1959, "The Art of Lake Sentani."

Bark cloth, maro
Pounded inner tree bark. Painted figurative design: two large sawfish surrounded by smaller fish, flying fox, and sun or starbursts. Also a few stylized human figures, one positioned outside the delineated frame. Very poorly mounted - no padding and sags but owner seems reluctant to have it removed and re mounted. Would allow outer frame removed. Second meaurement is with frame.

Contemporaneous Works “Art from the same century and country”

Two magic sticks
Two magic sticks (20th century)
Necklace
Necklace (20th century)
Penis sheath
Penis sheath (20th century)