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Sacred Percussion Plank

19th–early 20th century
Papua New Guinea, Komindibit village, Middle Sepik River
Iatmul people
H. 5 x W. 94 x D. 8 in. (12.7 x 238.8 x 20.3 cm)
Wood-Musical Instruments
Credit Line:
The Michael C. Rockefeller Memorial Collection, Purchase, Nelson A. Rockefeller Gift, 1968
Accession Number:
Not on view
#1769. Sacred Percussion Plank
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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. 168.

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