Art/ Collection/ Art Object

Debating Stool (Kawa Rigit)

19th–early 20th century
Papua New Guinea, Middle Sepik River
Western Iatmul
Wood, clay, cowrie shells, paint
H. 31 1/4 x W. 13 x D. 13 3/4 in. (79.4 x 33 x 34.9 cm)
Credit Line:
The Michael C. Rockefeller Memorial Collection, Purchase, Nelson A. Rockefeller Gift, 1963
Accession Number:
Not on view
(Sotheby's, London, June 10, 1963); The Museum of Primitive Art, New York, 1963–1978

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. 160.

The American Federation of Arts. Primitive Art Masterworks: an exhibition jointly organized by the Museum of Primitive Art and the American Federation of Arts, New York. New York: The American Federation of Arts, 1974, no. 137.

Newton, Douglas. Masterpieces of Primitive Art: The Nelson A. Rockefeller Collection. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1978, p. 156 (left).