Bark fiber

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.

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