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Suspension Hook (Samban, Tshambwan)

Date:
19th–early 20th century
Geography:
Papua New Guinea, Middle Sepik River
Culture:
Iatmul people
Medium:
Wood, cowrie shells, clay, hair
Dimensions:
H. 21 3/4 x W. 6 5/8 x D. 3 1/2 in. (55.2 x 16.8 x 8.9 cm)
Classification:
Wood-Sculpture
Credit Line:
The Michael C. Rockefeller Memorial Collection, Bequest of Nelson A. Rockefeller, 1979
Accession Number:
1979.206.1632
Not on view
Count Etienne de Ganay, by 1936–1961, collected on La Korrigane Expedition, 1934–1936; (Hôtel Drouot Rive Gauche, Paris, December 4–5, 1961, no.159); Nelson A. Rockefeller, New York, 1961, on permanent loan to The Museum of Primitive Art, New York, 1961–1978

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