Art/ Collection/ Art Object

Spear Thrower

Date:
late 19th–early 20th century
Geography:
Papua New Guinea, Timbunke village, Middle Sepik River
Culture:
Iatmul people
Medium:
Wood, bamboo, fiber, paint
Dimensions:
H. 2 1/8 x W. 39 1/2 in. (5.4 x 100.3 cm)
Classification:
Wood-Implements
Credit Line:
The Michael C. Rockefeller Memorial Collection, Bequest of Nelson A. Rockefeller, 1979
Accession Number:
1979.206.1541a, b
Not on view
Max Bohmig, Dresden, Germany, until 1924; The University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology, Philadelphia, PA, 1924–1959; Nelson A. Rockefeller, New York, 1959, on permanent loan to The Museum of Primitive Art, New York, 1959–1978

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