Art/ Collection/ Art Object

Dugong Hunting Charm

Date:
19th century
Geography:
Australia or Papua New Guinea, Torres Strait, Torres Strait or Fly River region
Culture:
Kiwai people
Medium:
Wood
Dimensions:
L. 24 3/8 in. (61.9 cm)
Classification:
Wood-Sculpture
Credit Line:
The Michael C. Rockefeller Memorial Collection, Purchase, Nelson A. Rockefeller Gift, 1961
Accession Number:
1978.412.769
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 354
[Allan Frumkin Gallery, New York, until 1961]; The Museum of Primitive Art, New York, 1961–1978

Newton, Douglas. Art Styles of the Papuan Gulf. New York: University Publishers, Inc., 1961, p. 41.

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. 203.

Newton, Douglas. Masterpieces of Primitive Art: The Nelson A. Rockefeller Collection. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1978, p. 218 center.

Pelrine, Diane. Affinities of Form: Arts of Africa, Oceania, and the Americas from the Raymond and Laura Wielgus Collection. Munich: Prestel-Verlag, 1996.

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. 85, pp. 138–139.

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