Art/ Collection/ Art Object

Finial from a Slit Gong

Date:
19th–early 20th century
Geography:
Papua New Guinea, Middle Sepik, Korewori River
Culture:
Alamblak people
Medium:
Wood, cowrie shells
Dimensions:
H. 35 3/4 x W. 12 7/8 x D. 12 1/4 in. (90.8 x 32.7 x 31.1 cm)
Classification:
Wood-Musical Instruments
Credit Line:
The Michael C. Rockefeller Memorial Collection, Gift of Nelson A. Rockefeller, 1969
Accession Number:
1978.412.733
Not on view
[Julius Carlebach Gallery, New York, until 1959]; Nelson A. Rockefeller, New York, on loan to The Museum of Primitive Art, New York, 1959–1969; The Museum of Primitive Art, New York, 1969–1978

The Metropolitan Museum of Art. Art of Oceania, Africa, and the Americas from the Museum of Primitive Art. New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1969, no. 181.



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