Art/ Collection/ Art Object

Pendant or Head Ornament (Kapkap)

Date:
late 19th–early 20th century
Geography:
Papua New Guinea, New Ireland, New Ireland
Culture:
New Ireland
Medium:
Tridacna shell, turtle shell, fiber
Dimensions:
H. 5 1/4 x W. 1/2 in. (13.3 x 1.3 cm)
Classification:
Shell-Ornaments
Credit Line:
The Michael C. Rockefeller Memorial Collection, Bequest of Nelson A. Rockefeller, 1979
Accession Number:
1979.206.1473
Not on view
[Julius Carlebach Gallery, New York, until 1957]; Nelson A. Rockefeller, New York, 1957, on loan to The Museum of Primitive Art, New York, 1957–1978

Newton, Douglas. Masterpieces of Primitive Art: The Nelson A. Rockefeller Collection. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1978, p. 251.

Kjellgren, Eric. How to Read Oceanic Art. How to Read 3. New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 2014, p. 80.

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