Male Figure with Overmodeled Skull

Date:
19th–early 20th century
Geography:
Papua New Guinea, Porapora village, Lower Sepik River
Culture:
Adjora or Aion
Medium:
Human skull, wood, clay, cassowary feathers, nassa shells, teeth, bamboo, fiber
Dimensions:
H. 77 3/4 x W. 14 x D. 14 in. (197.5 x 35.6 x 35.6 cm)
Classification:
Wood-Sculpture
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