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Finial (Yaba) for a Ceremonial House

Date:
early to mid-20th century
Geography:
Papua New Guinea, Washkuk Hills, Tongwindjam village, Middle Sepik River
Culture:
Kwoma people
Medium:
Wood, paint
Dimensions:
L. 93 1/2 in. (237.5 cm)
Classification:
Wood-Sculpture
Credit Line:
Gift of the de Teliga Family, in memory of Douglas Newton, 2002
Accession Number:
2002.352.1
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 354
Douglas Newton, New York, collected in Tongwindjam village in 1965; Mark de Teliga, Australia, Marie de Teliga, Australia, and Louise de Teliga, Los Angeles, until 2001

Kjellgren, Eric. How to Read Oceanic Art. How to Read 3. New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 2014.



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