Iconography
NON-EURASIAN ICONOGRAPHY
Oceania
Melanesia Figures Guardian figures
PORTRAITS
Ancestor figures
Male
Further details
'Tale' doorway figure, found in male/female pairs on both sides of the entrance to a chiefly house. The horizontal slit above the eye shows it is male, females were shown with diagonal variations.
ARTIST/CREATOR
Kanak (New Caledonia)
DATE
19th century - 20th century
LOCATION
Stuttgart, Linden-Museum (S 42.168)
Notes on photograph
BIBLIOGRAPHIC CITATION
Anthony Meyer, Oceanic Art, Cologne 1995, ill. 492
Acknowledgements
Courtesy and with permission for use © Anthony JP Meyer, Olaf Wipperfürth and Ludwig Könemann. All rights reserved for other authors.
Contact
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