Art/ Collection/ Art Object

Mask (Tamake)

Date:
19th–early 20th century
Geography:
Vanuatu, Ambrym Island
Culture:
Ambrym Island (?)
Medium:
Wood, paint
Dimensions:
H. 14 5/8 x W. 8 1/4 x D. 3 11/16 in. (37.1 x 21 x 9.4 cm)
Classification:
Wood-Sculpture
Credit Line:
The Michael C. Rockefeller Memorial Collection, Bequest of Nelson A. Rockefeller, 1979
Accession Number:
1979.206.1586
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 354
Raymond and Laura Wielgus, Chicago; [Allan Frumkin Gallery, New York, until 1960]; Nelson A. Rockefeller, New York, 1960, on permanent loan to The Museum of Primitive Art, New York, 1960–1978

Speiser, F. Die Kleinwüchsigen Asiens (Andamanen, Malacca, Philippinen, Wedda) und Beschreibung einzelner Inselgruppen Melanesiens [The Pygmy People of Asia in the Andamans, Malacca, the Philippines and Vedda, as well as a description of some Melanesian Island Groups. Basel, Switzerland, 1930.

Schneebaum, Tobias. Embodied Spirits: Ritual Carvings of the Asmat. Salem, Mass.: Peabody Museum of Salem, 1990.

Smidt, Dirk A.M., ed. Asmat Art: Woodcarvings of Southwest New Guinea. Leiden: Rijksmuseum voor Volkenkunde, 1993.



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