Art/ Collection/ Art Object

Finial (Yaba) for a Ceremonial House

Date:
early to mid-20th century
Geography:
Papua New Guinea, Washkuk Hills, Tongwindjam village, Middle Sepik River
Culture:
Kwoma people
Medium:
Wood, paint
Dimensions:
L. 108 in. (274.3 cm)
Classification:
Wood-Sculpture
Credit Line:
Gift of the de Teliga Family, in memory of Douglas Newton, 2002
Accession Number:
2002.352.2
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 354
Collected Tongwindjam village by Douglas Newton, New York, 1965; Louise de Teliga, Los Angeles, Marie de Teliga, Australia, and Mark de Teliga, Australia, until 2002

Kjellgren, Eric. How to Read Oceanic Art. How to Read 3. New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 2014, pp. 28–32.

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