Help us bring life to art, and art to lives. Make a donation.

Art/ Collection/ Art Object


late 19th–early 20th century
Vanuatu, Aoba Island
Aoba Island
Wood, fiber
H. 50 3/4 x W. 3 3/4 x D. 1 in. (128.9 x 9.5 x 2.5 cm)
Credit Line:
The Michael C. Rockefeller Memorial Collection, Purchase, Nelson A. Rockefeller Gift, 1965
Accession Number:
Not on view
William O. Oldman, London; [John J. Klejman, New York, until 1965]; The Museum of Primitive Art, New York, 1965–1978

Speiser, F. Die Kleinwüchsigen Asiens (Andamanen, Malacca, Philippinen, Wedda) und Beschreibung einzelner Inselgruppen Melanesiens [The Pygmy People of Asia in the Andamans, Malacca, the Philippines and Vedda, as well as a description of some Melanesian Island Groups. Basel, Switzerland, 1930.

Related Objects

Helmet Mask (Temes Mbalmbal)

Date: mid-20th century Medium: Wood, vegetable fiber, pig tusks, glass, metal, paint Accession: 1979.206.1697 On view in:Gallery 354

Slit Gong (Atingting kon)

Artist: Tin Mweleun (commissioned by Tain Mal) Date: mid to late 1960s Medium: Wood, paint Accession: 1975.93 On view in:Gallery 354

Spear Foreshaft

Date: late 19th–early 20th century Medium: Wood, bamboo, fiber Accession: 1979.206.1414 On view in:Gallery 354

Grade Figure

Date: early to mid-20th century Medium: Fernwood, paint Accession: 1978.270 On view in:Gallery 354


Date: 19th–early 20th century Medium: Wood Accession: 1978.412.1535 On view in:Gallery 354