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Sentani people
Woman's skirt cloth
[saboiboi]
Woman's ceremonial skirt with anthropomorphic designs
late 19th-early 20th century Papua Province Western New Guinea
beaten barkcloth (tapa), pigments
felting, painting
127.0 (h) x 57.0 (w) cm
Max Ernst Collection, purchased 1985
NGA 1985.1870
Provenance
  • collected by Pierre Viot 1920s;

  • collection Pierre Loeb, Paris;

  • bought by Max Ernst;

  • by descent to his widow, Dorothea Tanning, in 1976;

  • to Douglas Ewing, New York, in 1983;

  • from whom bought by the Australian National Gallery, October 1985
Provenance
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