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"Collected by Karl Wandres in 1909. Ernst Heinrich Collection, Bad Canstadt, Stuttgart." (Catalog #370, New Guinea Art: Masterpieces from the Jolika Collection of Marcia and John Friede, 2005, Volume 2, p. 145.)
Gift of Marcia and John Friede
2005 - New Guinea Art. Masterpieces from the Jolika Collection of Marcia and John Friede. De Young Museum, San Francisco, 2005.
Highly decorated figure is giving birth. Shows characteristic aspects of sculptures of Tami Island and the Huon Gulf region including: the geometrically shaped face, position of the arms, belt and distinctive boars tusk chest ornament (from the Rai Coast), ornaments hanging from extended pierced earlobes, hat/head covering and facial painting typical of the people of the area.