Bis Memorial Pole

Bis Memorial Pole

20th century
Culture
Asmat
Locale
New Guinea western Melanesia
Country
Indonesia
Object
pole, memorial
Medium
Wood, fiber, and paint
Accession Number
1991.976
Credit Line
Gift of Mr. and Mrs. George G. Anderman

Asmat artist, Bis Memorial Pole, 1900s. Wood, fiber, and paint; 128 x 9¾ x 28¾ in. Denver Art Museum: Gift of Mr. and Mrs. George G. Anderman, 1991.976. Photography © Denver Art Museum

Dimensions
height: 128 in, 325.1200 cm; width: 9 3/4 in, 24.765 cm; depth: 28 3/4 in, 73.025 cm
Department
Native Arts
Collection
Arts of Oceania
Known Provenance
Gifted 1991 by Mr. and Mrs. George G. Anderman to the Denver Art Museum
Exhibition History
  • “The Light Show” — Denver Art Museum, 5/19/2019 – 3/7/2021