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Dancing wand (kai-diba)
Dancing wand (kai-diba)
Date:
19th century
Location:
Not on display
Century:
Media:
Wood - Kwila; Pigment - White Lime, Black Ash From Burnt Coconut, Red Ochre
Dimensions:
28 1/2 x 10 3/4 (72.4 x 27.3 cm)
Object Type:
Country:
Continent:
Oceania
Culture/People:
Massim
Provenance:

Purchased from Nathan Joseph, San Francisco by M.H. deYoung, unspecified date

California Midwinter, Fine Arts Buidling, Exhibition Catalogue. South Sea Island Collection, pp. 94-101. "3366-Dancing Wand. New Guinea. Rare," p. 97. [original catalogue located at SF History Center, SF Public Library].

Accession Number:
2144
Acquisition Date:
1895-03-23
Credit Line:

California Midwinter International Exposition, through M.H. deYoung

two open work pieces w. spiral band designs; connected by handle

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