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Bioma Figure


Artist Unknown (Papua New Guinea)


20th century

Institution Minneapolis Institute of Arts
Location On view at the Minneapolis Institute of Arts, G256
Bioma Figure, Artist Unknown (Papua New Guinea)
Bioma Figure: Gallery Label - Current
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Medium: Decorative Arts and Utilitarian Objects, Woodwork | Wood, pigment
Size: 24 7/8 x 6 3/4 x 5/8 in. (63.18 x 17.15 x 1.59 cm)
Creation Place: Oceania, Melanesia, Papua New Guinea, Papuan Gulf, Era River, Havasea Village
Culture: Oceania, Melanesia, Papua New Guinea, Papuan Gulf, Era River
Style: 20th century
Inscriptions: Mark [600], in white, at center back of head
Physical Description: standing male figure carved from board; carved on one side; relief carving at interior, appearing to represent bone structure and colored with white pigment; hole at top of head for hanging
Credit: Collection Minneapolis Institute of Arts; The Ethel Morrison Van Derlip Fund
Accession Number: 98.37.2
Added to Site: February 28, 2009