Art/ Collection/ Art Object

Shell Plaque (Barava)

Date:
19th–early 20th century
Geography:
Solomon Islands, Western region
Culture:
Solomon Islander
Medium:
Tridacna shell
Dimensions:
H. 5 1/8 x W. 7 3/4 x D. 3/8 in. (13 x 19.7 x 1cm)
Classification:
Shell-Ornaments
Credit Line:
The Michael C. Rockefeller Memorial Collection, Bequest of Nelson A. Rockefeller, 1979
Accession Number:
1979.206.1427
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 354
[John J. Klejman, New York, until 1955]; Nelson A. Rockefeller, New York, 1955, on permanent loan to The Museum of Primitive Art, New York, 1956–1978

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. 65.

Waite, Deborah. Art of the Solomon Islands: From the Collection of the Barbier-Müller. Geneva: Musée Barbier-Mueller, 1983.

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