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Ancestor Pole (Bis)

Artist:
Chief Cheritepitsj
Date:
mid-20th century
Geography:
Indonesia, Papua Province (Irian Jaya), Yiwe River
Culture:
Asmat people, Betjew
Medium:
Wood, paint, sago palm leaves, fiber
Dimensions:
H. 12 1/2 x W. 94 x D. 14 1/2 in. (31.8 x 238.8 x 36.8 cm)
Classification:
Wood-Sculpture
Credit Line:
The Michael C. Rockefeller Memorial Collection; Gift of Nelson A. Rockefeller and Mrs. Mary C. Rockefeller, 1965
Accession Number:
1978.412.1246
Not on view
Michael C. Rockefeller Expedition, collected 1961; Nelson A. Rockefeller, New York, 1961–1965; The Museum of Primitive Art, New York, 1965–1978

Art of Oceania, Africa, and the Americas from the Museum of Primitive Art. New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1969, no. 104.



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