Effigy Figure (Rambaramp)
Arts of the Pacific Islands
Wood, fiber, mud, pigment, bone, shell, boar tusks
60 5/8 x 25 3/16 x 8 11/16 in. (154 x 64 x 22 cm) (show scale)
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Gift of Dr. Samuel Eilenberg, by exchange and Mary Smith Dorward Fund
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Malakula. Effigy Figure (Rambaramp), before 1880. Wood, fiber, mud, pigment, bone, shell, boar tusks, 60 5/8 x 25 3/16 x 8 11/16 in. (154 x 64 x 22 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of Dr. Samuel Eilenberg, by exchange and Mary Smith Dorward Fund, 2006.41. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 2006.41_PS6.jpg)
overall, 2006.41_PS6.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph, 2011
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This figure is made primarily of fiber over a wood and wicker frame. The entire body and skull are painted with red, white, blue, and black pigments, primarily in stripes but also including triangular and diamond shape designs on the lower legs. Each articulated hand holds a shell. Each shoulder has an abstracted face which incorporates boar tusks. More boar's tusks are incorporated on the armbands and wristbands. The figure is mounted on an iron stand.
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