Suspension hook, samban

Suspension hook, samban
Suspension hook, samban
Date:
C-14 dating: 1450–1650 (95.4 % probability)
Location:
de Young
Gallery 30
Century:
Media:
Wood, Shell, Fiber
Dimensions:
39 3/8 x 27 3/16 x 3 9/16 in.
Object Type:
Country:
Continent:
Oceania
Culture/People:
Sawos People
Provenance:

"Walter Randel Collection, New York." (Catalog #233, New Guinea Art: Masterpieces from the Jolika Collection of Marcia and John Friede, 2005, Volume 2, p. 119.)

Accession Number:
2007.44.38
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.

1979 - National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C., 1979, "The Art of the Pacific Islands."

Carved from one piece of wood with shell inlays for eyes and fiber bracelets at wrists. There is also a fiber loop at top for hanging. The object has developed a thick surface coating through use and accumulation of soot from smoke.

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