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Figure (Nenna)

Arts of the Pacific Islands

MEDIUM Tree fern, clay, vegetal-fiber paste, pigment
DATES 20th century
DIMENSIONS 72 x 13 1/4 x 12 in. (182.9 x 33.7 x 30.5 cm)  (show scale)
CREDIT LINE Gift of Alyce and Roger Rose
CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION Fernwood figure. Elongated face makes up one half of total figure. Large forehead tapers down into a peak mid-way down the large nose and deep set eyes. Tightly constricted limbs taper into a hollow cylindrical base which has a 2 3/4 in. hole 8 in. up from the bottom. Areas of clay and vegetable matter within large crevices.
MUSEUM LOCATION This item is not on view
CAPTION Ambrym. Figure (Nenna), 20th century. Tree fern, clay, vegetal-fiber paste, pigment, 72 x 13 1/4 x 12 in. (182.9 x 33.7 x 30.5 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of Alyce and Roger Rose, 1993.181.2. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 1993.181.2_transpc004.jpg)
IMAGE overall, 1993.181.2_transpc004.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph
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