Art/ Collection/ Art Object

Canoe Splashboard (Lagim)

Date:
late 19th–early 20th century
Geography:
Papua New Guinea, Duau (Normanby) Island, Milne Bay Province, Bwebwaija
Culture:
Massim people
Medium:
Wood, paint
Dimensions:
H. 11 1/4 x W. 15 1/4 x D. 1 1/2 in. (28.6 x 38.7 x 3.8 cm)
Classification:
Wood-Sculpture
Credit Line:
The Michael C. Rockefeller Memorial Collection, Gift of Dr. and Mrs. Werner Muensterberger, 1961
Accession Number:
1978.412.784
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 354
Collected 1928 by Geza Roheim, Hungary; [Werner Muensterberger, New York and London, until 1961]; The Museum of Primitive Art, New York, 1961–1978

Art of Oceania, Africa, and the Americas from the Museum of Primitive Art. New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1969, no. 76.



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