Female figure

Female figure
Female figure
Date:
C-14 dating: 1640–1880 (95.4% probability)
Location:
de Young
Gallery 30
Century:
Media:
Wood
Dimensions:
195.6 x 20.3 x 5.1 cm (77 x 8 x 2 in.)
Object Type:
Country:
Continent:
Oceania
Culture/People:
Ewa People
Provenance:

"Nils Madsen Collection, Ambunti, Papua New Guinea (?)." (Catalog #272, New Guinea Art: Masterpieces from the Jolika Collection of Marcia and John Friede, 2005, Volume 2, p. 126.)

Accession Number:
2007.44.80
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.

Flat, board-like sculpture viewed frontally for display in rock shelters. Considerable size with arms stretching up, hands connecting above the head creating an elongated oval shape. Probably represents one of the mythical young women, who were regarded as ancestors of specific clans.

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