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Figure for Yam Ceremony (Mindja)

Date:
19th–early 20th century
Geography:
Papua New Guinea, Washkuk Hills, Mayo Yau village, Middle Sepik River
Culture:
Kwoma people
Medium:
Wood, paint
Dimensions:
H. 48 x W. 6 x D. 2 5/8 in. (121.9 x 15.2 x 6.7 cm)
Classification:
Wood-Sculpture
Credit Line:
The Michael C. Rockefeller Memorial Collection, Purchase, Mr. and Mrs. Wallace K. Harrison Gift, 1974
Accession Number:
1978.412.1700
Not on view
[Wayne Heathcote, Australia, Papua New Guinea, until 1974]; The Museum of Primitive Art, New York, 1974–1978

The American Federation of Arts. Primitive Art Masterworks: an exhibition jointly organized by the Museum of Primitive Art and the American Federation of Arts, New York. New York: The American Federation of Arts, 1974, no. 140.

Newton, Douglas. Masterpieces of Primitive Art: The Nelson A. Rockefeller Collection. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1978, p. 78.



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