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Canoe Model

early 20th century
Papua New Guinea, Aketa village, Aramia River
Gogodala people
Wood, paint, shell, seeds, buttons, resin
H. 3 x W. 45 3/4 in. (7.6 x 116.2 cm)
Credit Line:
The Michael C. Rockefeller Memorial Collection, Bequest of Nelson A. Rockefeller, 1979
Accession Number:
Not on view
Paul Wirz, Switzerland, by 1930–(d.) 1955, collected from native owner; by descent to Dadi Wirz, Switzerland, 1955–1960; Nelson A. Rockefeller, New York, 1960, on permanent loan to The Museum of Primitive Art, New York, 1960–1978

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. 202.

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