Art/ Collection/ Art Object

Lime Spatula

Date:
late 19th–early 20th century
Geography:
Papua New Guinea, Milne Bay Province
Culture:
Massim people
Medium:
Wood, lime
Dimensions:
H. 9/16 x W. 15 3/4 in. (1.5 x 40 cm)
Classification:
Wood-Implements
Credit Line:
The Michael C. Rockefeller Memorial Collection, Bequest of Nelson A. Rockefeller, 1979
Accession Number:
1979.206.1769
Not on view
W. R. Marshall, MD, Massapequa, NY, until 1967; Nelson A. Rockefeller, New York, 1967, on loan to The Museum of Primitive Art, New York, 1967–1978

Newton, Douglas. Massim: Art of the Massim Area, New Guinea. New York: Museum of Primitive Art, 1975, no. 17.

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