Art/ Collection/ Art Object

Family Emblem/Maternity Mat

Date:
late 19th–early 20th century
Geography:
Nauru
Culture:
Nauru
Medium:
Pandanus leaves, feathers, shell beads, shark's teeth, fiber
Dimensions:
H. 5 3/4 in. (14.6 cm)
Classification:
Basketry-Ornaments
Credit Line:
Gift of American Friends of the Israel Museum, 1983
Accession Number:
1983.545.27
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 353
Hiltrup Mission Museum, Hiltrup, Germany, by ca. 1938 until ca. 1971; Thomas Schultze-Westrum, Munich, Germany and London, ca. 1971–1981; John A. Friede, New York, 1981–1983; Martin and Faith-dorian Wright, New York, in 1983; Israel Museum, Jerusalem, through American Friends of the Israel Museum, New York, in 1983

Rubenstein, Donald H. Fabric Arts and Traditions. 1986.

Kjellgren, Eric. Oceania: Art of the Pacific Islands in the Metropolitan Museum of Art. New York and New Haven: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 2007, no. 163, p. 275.

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