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Te Arii Vahine - Opoi
  • Paul Gauguin
    born: Paris, France ; died: Atuona, Marquesas Islands, French Polynesia
  • Te Arii Vahine - Opoi, 1898
  • Where object was made: France
  • woodcut
  • Paper Type: Japan tissue
  • Image Dimensions Height/Width: 164 x 304 mm
    Image Dimensions Height/Width: 6 7/16 x 11 15/16 in
    Frame Dimensions: 25 x 15 x 2 in
    Weight: 6 lbs
  • Museum purchase: Helen Foresman Spencer Art Acquisition Fund and Letha Churchill Walker Memorial Art Fund
  • Not on display
  • 1991.0027

Nude Tahitian queen or noblewoman reclines on flower-strewn knoll, left arm holds cloth to cover sexual organs; leans on bent right arm, hand in hair. Cloud and floral forms float above.