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Bioma Figure: Gallery Label - Current

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Minneapolis Institute of Arts

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2010-12-07

Institution Minneapolis Institute of Arts
Bioma are spirit figures that were part of large presentations of objects in men's ceremonial houses, which included skulls of ancestors, enemies, crocodiles and pigs, as well as other objects. The energetic and symmetrical silhouette carved in low relief on one side of a red and white painted board is typical of bioma design. The legs are bowed to fit over one of the skulls on display.
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Type: Commentary, Gallery Label - Current
Source: Minneapolis Institute of Arts
Rights: Copyright Minneapolis Institute of Arts
Added to Site: March 17, 2011