Arts of the Pacific Islands
Wood, natural pigments (red, white, and black)
early 20th century
39 3/4 x 18 3/8 x 3 in. (101 x 46.7 x 7.6 cm) (show scale)
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Gift of Marcia and John Friede and Mrs. Melville W. Hall
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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)
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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.
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