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Head (Koanggingge)

Arts of the Pacific Islands

CULTURE Ewa
MEDIUM Wood
DATES 19th or 20th century
DIMENSIONS 24 1/2 x 5 1/4 x 6 3/4 in. (62.2 x 13.3 x 17.1 cm)  (show scale)
MUSEUM LOCATION This item is not on view
ACCESSION NUMBER 86.229.15
CREDIT LINE Gift of Marcia and John Friede and Mrs. Melville W. Hall
RIGHTS STATEMENT Creative Commons-BY
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CAPTION Ewa. Head (Koanggingge), 19th or 20th century. Wood, 24 1/2 x 5 1/4 x 6 3/4 in. (62.2 x 13.3 x 17.1 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of Marcia and John Friede and Mrs. Melville W. Hall, 86.229.15. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 86.229.15_bw.jpg)
IMAGE back, 86.229.15_bw.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph
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CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION Head of a spirit figure. Wood. Elongated head with facial features carved in very high, dramatic relief. In profile, the deep curvature of the face, weighted by a strong jawline and an overhanging forehead and echoed by the mass of the beard, the nose, and the headdress, is clearly visible. Surface texture is weathered, pitted, and cracked. Condition: Fair to poor. Extensively weathered and eroded. Many old cracks and holes as well as recent ones.
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Ewa. <em>Head (Koanggingge)</em>, 19th or 20th century. Wood, 24 1/2 x 5 1/4 x 6 3/4 in. (62.2 x 13.3 x 17.1 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of Marcia and John Friede and Mrs. Melville W. Hall, 86.229.15. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 86.229.15_bw.jpg)