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Gift of Marcia and John Friede in honor of Diane B. Wilsey and Harry S. Parker III
2005 - New Guinea Art. Masterpieces from the Jolika Collection of Marcia and John Friede. de Young Museum, San Francisco, 2005.
Carved wood from reipe, or teipe tree. The design is abstract: circles and triangles punctuated into surface and painted colors made from ochres, outlined in charcoal to highlight the dark and light elements. The central circle is a navel; inside are swiftlet wings; the small circle above depicts a forehead decoration made of shell; and on the sides are designs like those painted on the cheeks of dancers.