Art/ Collection/ Art Object

Figure or Spirit Board

Date:
late 19th–early 20th century
Geography:
Papua New Guinea, Goaribari Island
Culture:
Kerewa people
Medium:
Wood, paint, fiber
Dimensions:
H. 67 x W. 8 1/2 x D. 2 1/2 in. (170.2 x 21.6 x 6.4 cm)
Classification:
Wood-Sculpture
Credit Line:
The Michael C. Rockefeller Memorial Collection, Bequest of Nelson A. Rockefeller, 1979
Accession Number:
1979.206.1445
Not on view
Bradley Patten, New Guinea, from 1912; [Ralph C. Altman, Los Angeles, until 1955]; Nelson A. Rockefeller, New York, 1955, on 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. 197.

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. 141.

Robert L. Welsch, Virginia-Lee Webb, and Sebastian Haraha. Coaxing the Spirits to Dance: Art and Society in the Papuan Gulf of New Guinea. Hanover: Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, 2006–2007, p. 43, fig. 75.



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