24 oct c - Oceania: Art of Pacific Cultures Fragments of...

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Oceania:  Art of Pacific Cultures
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Fragments of Large Lapita Jar (c. 1100-1200) clay Venumbo Reef, Santa Cruz Island, Solomon Islands Melanesia
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Wapepe  navigation chart (19 th  century) sticks, coconut, fiber, shells 29 ½” x 29 ½”, Marshall Islands, Micronesia
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Men’s ceremonial house (1929) Iatmul people Kanganaman Village Papua New Guinea
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Malu (19th–20th century) Wood, 74 ½”  Sawos people East Sepik Province totemic species
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Yam Mask Abelam, Maprik District, Papua New Guinea Wood, cane and pigment The Abelam seem to make few distinctions between themselves, the yams that they cultivate and their ancestors.   In their cultivation practices, the Abelam place a strong emphasis on the qualifications necessary for a man to work the fields in which the yams grow. Part of the nggwaldndu cycle is the initiate’s demonstration of his agricultural prowess.
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Tamberan  House (20 th  century)
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24 oct c - Oceania: Art of Pacific Cultures Fragments of...

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