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Male figure with complex body decoration
Male figure with complex body decoration
Date:
C-14 dating: 1640–1880 (94.3% probability)
Location:
de Young
Gallery 30
Century:
Media:
Wood, Pigment
Dimensions:
58 x 20 x 5 cm (22 13/16 x 7 7/8 x 1 15/16 in.)
Object Type:
Country:
Continent:
Oceania
Culture/People:
Iatmul People; Woliagwi Subgroup
Provenance:

"Walter Bondy Collection, Berlin (6347); Louis Carré Collection, Paris; Charles Suydam Cutting Collection, Gladstone, N.J." (Catalog #152, New Guinea Art: Masterpieces from the Jolika Collection of Marcia and John Friede, 2005, Volume 2, p. 106-107.)

Accession Number:
2005.180.9
Acquisition Date:
2005-02-18
Credit Line:

Gift of Marcia and John Friede

Exhibition History:

1934 - Pierre Matisse Gallery, New York, 1934, "Surrealist Objects," organized by Charles Ratton.

Carved from one piece of wood with raised design on the surface and pigment applied to select areas.

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