Hair Ornament (Manyan)

late 19th–early 20th century
Papua New Guinea, Yuat River region
Biwat people
Wood, paint, shell, fiber
H. 15 7/8 x W. 2 x D. 13/16 in. (40.3 x 5.1 x 2.1cm)
Credit Line:
The Michael C. Rockefeller Memorial Collection, Bequest of Nelson A. Rockefeller, 1979
Accession Number:
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 354
Collection of Worthington Hammersley Southwick, New York; [Julius Carlebach Gallery, New York, until 1949]; Nelson A. Rockefeller, New York, 1949, on loan to The Museum of Primitive Art, New York, 1957–1978

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