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  • Mike

    Bis Pole [Asmat people, Omadesep village, New Guinea, Papua (Irian Jaya) Province, Indonesia] (1979.206.1611) | Heilbrunn Timeline of Art History | The Metropolitan Museum of Art

  • Giovanna Romanelli

    Bis Pole. Culture: Asmat people. Geography: New Guinea, Indonesia, Papua (Irian Jaya) province, Omadesep village. Date: late 1950s | One Met. Many Worlds. | The Metropolitan Museum of Art |

  • Elsbeth Vorstenbosch

    Bis Pole, late 1950s Asmat people, Omadesep village, New Guinea, Papua (Irian Jaya) Province, Indonesia Wood, paint, fiber; H. 216 in. (548.6 cm) The Michael C. Rockefeller Memorial Collection, Bequest of Nelson A. Rockefeller, 1979 (1979.206.1611)

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