Art/ Collection/ Art Object

Male Figure (Kaiaimuru)

Date:
late 19th–early 20th century
Geography:
Papua New Guinea, Papuan Gulf, Gibu village, Turama River
Culture:
Turama people
Medium:
Wood, paint, shell, fiber
Dimensions:
H. 51 3/4 in. (131.4 cm)
Classification:
Wood-Sculpture
Credit Line:
The Michael C. Rockefeller Memorial Collection, Purchase, Nelson A. Rockefeller Gift, 1961
Accession Number:
1978.412.781
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 354
[Roy James Hedlund, Papua New Guinea, until 1961]; The Museum of Primitive Art, New York, 1961–1978

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. 201.

The American Federation of Arts. Primitive Art Masterworks: an exhibition jointly organized by the Museum of Primitive Art and the American Federation of Arts, New York. New York: The American Federation of Arts, 1974, no. 143.

Kjellgren, Eric. Oceania: Art of the Pacific Islands in the Metropolitan Museum of Art. New York and New Haven: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 2007, 79, 129.

Kjellgren, Eric. How to Read Oceanic Art. How to Read 3. New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 2014, p. 56.



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