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Figure, Choangingge
Figure, Choangingge
Date:
C-14 dating: 1630–1810 (95.4% probability)
Location:
de Young
Gallery 30
Century:
Media:
Wood, Crusty Pigment
Dimensions:
114.3 x 20.3 x 19.1 cm (45 x 8 x 7 1/2 in.)
Object Type:
Country:
Continent:
Oceania
Culture/People:
Ewa People
Provenance:

"Nils Madsen Collection, Ambunti, Papua New Guinea; George Kennedy Collection, Los Angeles." (Catalog #275, New Guinea Art: Masterpieces from the Jolika Collection of Marcia and John Friede, 2005, Volume 2, p. 127.)

Accession Number:
2007.44.61
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.

Carved from wood, this figure represents the 'mother of the Tree kangaroo'. It is distinguishable for its notched top, carefully carved face, and its beard.

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