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Overmodeled Skull

Date:
late 19th–early 20th century
Geography:
Papua New Guinea, Middle Sepik River
Culture:
Iatmul people
Medium:
Human skull, clay, paint, human hair, cowrie shells, fiber, fur
Dimensions:
H. 9 3/4 x W. 6 1/2 x D. 8 in. (24.8 x 16.5 x 20.3 cm)
Classification:
Bone/Ivory-Sculpture
Credit Line:
The Michael C. Rockefeller Memorial Collection, Gift of Mr. and Mrs. John J. Klejman, 1962
Accession Number:
1978.412.792
Not on view
Collected 1934 on Korrigane expedition by Count Etienne de Ganay; Musée de l'Homme, Paris; Mr. and Mrs. John J. Klejman, New York, until 1962; The Museum of Primitive Art, New York, 1962–1978

Art of Oceania, Africa, and the Americas from the Museum of Primitive Art. New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1969, no. 161.



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