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Canoe Figurehead (Nguzu nguzu, Musu musu, or Toto Isu)

Date:
late 19th–early 20th century
Geography:
Solomon Islands, New Georgia Island (?), Western province
Culture:
New Georgia Island
Medium:
Wood, chambered nautilus shell, paint
Dimensions:
H. 9 5/8 x W. 3 5/8 x 5 1/2 in. (24.4 x 9.2 x 14 cm)
Classification:
Wood-Sculpture
Credit Line:
The Michael C. Rockefeller Memorial Collection, Bequest of Nelson A. Rockefeller, 1979
Accession Number:
1979.206.1425
Not on view
[Julius Carlebach Gallery, New York, until 1950]; Nelson A. Rockefeller, New York, 1950, on loan to The Museum of Primitive Art, New York, 1956–1978

Art of Oceania, Africa, and the Americas from the Museum of Primitive Art. New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1969, no. 70.



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