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Figure (Bioma)

Arts of the Pacific Islands

MEDIUM Wood, natural pigments (red, white, and black)
DATES early 20th century
DIMENSIONS 39 3/4 x 18 3/8 x 3 in. (101 x 46.7 x 7.6 cm)  (show scale)
CREDIT LINE Gift of Marcia and John Friede and Mrs. Melville W. Hall
CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION The object is a male figure (bioma or agiba) carved in low relief. Its overall condition is fair. From the proper right arm, one small fragment has been broken off and is missing. On the back of the proper left arm is a vertical crack. Most white paint areas on the front of the object are stable.
MUSEUM LOCATION This item is not on view
CAPTION Era River. Figure (Bioma), early 20th century. Wood, natural pigments (red, white, and black), 39 3/4 x 18 3/8 x 3 in. (101 x 46.7 x 7.6 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of Marcia and John Friede and Mrs. Melville W. Hall, 83.246.3. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 83.246.3.jpg)
IMAGE overall, 83.246.3.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph
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