Sacred Slit Gong (Waken)

Date:
19th century
Geography:
Papua New Guinea, Komindibit village, Middle Sepik River
Culture:
Iatmul people
Medium:
Wood
Dimensions:
H. 14 x W. 130 1/2 x D. 17 1/2 in. (35.6 x 331.5 x 44.5 cm)
Classification:
Wood-Musical Instruments
Credit Line:
The Michael C. Rockefeller Memorial Collection, Purchase, Nelson A. Rockefeller Gift, 1968
Accession Number:
1978.412.1537
Not on view
Museum der Kulturen, Basel, Switzerland; John Pasquarelli, Papua New Guinea, until 1968; The Museum of Primitive Art, New York, 1968–1978

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. 167.