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Dance ornament
Dance ornament
Date:
19th century
Location:
de Young
Gallery 30
Century:
Media:
Wood, Nassa Shell, Pigment, String
Dimensions:
25 x 2 x 6 cm (9 13/16 x 13/16 x 2 3/8 in.)
Object Type:
Country:
Continent:
Oceania
Culture/People:
Biwat People
Provenance:

"Collected in the 1890s and subsequently in the Königlichen Museum für Völkerkunde, Berlin. Arthur Speyer Collection, Eltville, Germany." (Catalog #143, New Guinea Art: Masterpieces from the Jolika Collection of Marcia and John Friede, 2005, Volume 2, p. 104.)

Accession Number:
2010.77.10
Acquisition Date:
2010-06-10
Credit Line:

Gift of Marcia and John Friede (purchased in part with funds from the Evelyn A.J. Hall Charitable Trust)

Intricately carved from one piece of wood with inlaid shells for eyes. It is tied on fiber and red and white pigment painted on the surface.

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