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Figure
Figure
Date:
19th century
Location:
de Young
Gallery 30
Century:
Media:
Wood, Pigment
Dimensions:
60 1/4 x 10 5/8 x 8 11/16 in.
Object Type:
Country:
Continent:
Oceania
Provenance:

"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.)

Accession Number:
2001.62.10
Acquisition Date:
2001-05-10
Credit Line:

Gift of Marcia and John Friede

Exhibition History:

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.

Contemporaneous Works “Art from the same century and country”

Spirit figure, yipwon
Spirit figure, yipwon (19th century)
Janiform comb
Janiform comb (19th–early 20th century)
Woman's mourning costume, Kabu
Woman's mourning costume, Kabu (19th–early 20th century)
Pounder
Pounder (19th–early 20th century)