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Female figure
Female figure
Date:
19th century
Location:
Not on display
Century:
Media:
Wood - Kwila (Meku), Pigment - White Lime
Dimensions:
19 1/2 x 4 (49.5 x 10.2 cm)
Object Type:
Country:
Continent:
Oceania
Culture/People:
Massim
Provenance:

Purchased from Nathan Joseph, San Francisco by M.H. deYoung, unspecified date

California Midwinter, Fine Arts Building, Exhibition Catalogue. South Sea Island Collection, pp. 94-101. "3380- Idol. Male. New Guinea," p. 97. [original catalogue located at SF History Center, SF Public Library].

Accession Number:
2157.1
Acquisition Date:
1895-03-23
Credit Line:

California Midwinter International Exposition, through M.H. deYoung

wide left arm shorter than right. Conventionalized face with large eyes, flat nose, spiral ears. Serrated linear abstract design over chest, stomach and back. Lime in "pinked" edge incisions on body.

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