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Finial of a Ritual Staff or Lime Spatula

19th–early 20th century
Papua New Guinea, Massim region
Massim region
H. 5 1/4 in. (13.3 cm)
Credit Line:
The Michael C. Rockefeller Memorial Collection, Purchase, Nelson A. Rockefeller Gift, 1966
Accession Number:
Not on view
Prof. Charles Gabriel Seligman Oxford, U.K.; [Matthias Komor, New York, until 1966]; The Museum of Primitive Art, New York, 1966–1978

Newton, Douglas. Massim: Art of the Massim Area, New Guinea. New York: Museum of Primitive Art, 1975, pg. 6.

Beran, Harry. An Exhibition of Art of the Massim Region of Papua New Guinea from Private Collections in New South Wales and Canberra: Wollongong City Gallery, Australia, 15 October–6 November 1980. Wollongong: Wollongong City Gallery, 1980.

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, 75, 122.

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