Spirit board, Kópe

Spirit board, Kópe
Spirit board, Kópe
Date:
19th–early 20th century
Location:
de Young
Gallery 30
Century:
Media:
Wood, Pigment
Dimensions:
130 x 67 x 14 cm (51 3/16 x 26 3/8 x 5 1/2 in.)
Object Type:
Country:
Continent:
Oceania
Culture/People:
Epegau Village; Northeastern Kiwai Language Speakers (Gope Dialect)
Provenance:

"Collected by Thomas Schultze-Westrum in 1966." (Catalog #461, New Guinea Art: Masterpieces from the Jolika Collection of Marcia and John Friede, 2005, Volume 2, p. 162.)

Accession Number:
2007.44.8
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.

1972 - Olympic Village, Munich, 1972, "Weltkulturen und moderne Kunst."

Carved from one piece of wood. The face of a spirit figure is clearly discerned; the body is highly stylized: abdomen, navel, and other body parts are arranged symmetrically around a vertical axis.

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