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Spear Thrower

late 19th–early 20th century
Papua New Guinea, Middle Sepik River
Iatmul people
Wood, bamboo, fiber
H. 5 1/4 x W. 1 5/8 x D. 40 in. (13.3 x 4.1 x 101.6 cm)
Credit Line:
The Michael C. Rockefeller Memorial Collection, Bequest of Nelson A. Rockefeller, 1979
Accession Number:
Not on view
Collected by Arnold Schmidt, Brisbane, Australia, in 1942; Bremen Museum, Germany, from 1942; [Julius Carlebach Gallery, New York, until 1955]; Nelson A. Rockefeller, New York, 1955, on loan to The Museum of Primitive Art, New York, 1956–1978

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