Art/ Collection/ Art Object

Grade Figure

Date:
late 19th–early 20th century
Geography:
Vanuatu, Banks Islands, probably Gaua Island
Culture:
Banks Islands, probably Gaua Island
Medium:
Fernwood
Dimensions:
H. 104 x W. 9 1/2 x D. 11 1/2 in. (264.2 x 24.1 x 29.2 cm)
Classification:
Wood-Sculpture
Credit Line:
The Michael C. Rockefeller Memorial Collection, Gift of Nelson A. Rockefeller, 1972
Accession Number:
1978.412.715
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 354
[Julius Carlebach Gallery, New York, until 1956]; Nelson A. Rockefeller, New York, 1956, on loan to The Museum of Primitive Art, New York, 1956-1972; The Museum of Primitive Art, New York, 1972–1978

The Metropolitan Museum of Art. Art of Oceania, Africa, and the Americas from the Museum of Primitive Art. New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1969, no. 45.

Speiser, F. Ethnology of Vanuatu: an early twentieth century study. Bathurst: Crawford House Press, 1991, p. 353, pl. 89.

Kjellgren, Eric. Oceania: Art of the Pacific Islands in the Metropolitan Museum of Art. New York and New Haven: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 2007, no. 108, pp. 182–183.

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