Art/ Collection/ Art Object

Male Figure with Overmodeled Skull

19th–early 20th century
Papua New Guinea, Porapora village, Lower Sepik River
Adjora or Aion
Human skull, wood, clay, cassowary feathers, nassa shells, teeth, bamboo, fiber
H. 77 3/4 x W. 14 x D. 14 in. (197.5 x 35.6 x 35.6 cm)
Credit Line:
The Michael C. Rockefeller Memorial Collection, Bequest of Nelson A. Rockefeller, 1979
Accession Number:
1979.206.1804a, b
Not on view
[H.M. Lissauer, Melbourne, Australia, until 1970]; Nelson A. Rockefeller, New York, 1970, on loan to The Museum of Primitive Art, New York, 1970–1978

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