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Sacred Slit Gong (Waken)

19th century
Papua New Guinea, Komindibit village, Middle Sepik River
Iatmul people
H. 14 x W. 130 1/2 x D. 17 1/2 in. (35.6 x 331.5 x 44.5 cm)
Wood-Musical Instruments
Credit Line:
The Michael C. Rockefeller Memorial Collection, Purchase, Nelson A. Rockefeller Gift, 1968
Accession Number:
Not on view
Museum der Kulturen, Basel, Switzerland; John Pasquarelli, Papua New Guinea, until 1968; The Museum of Primitive Art, New York, 1968–1978

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, 167.

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