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    Bis Pole [Asmat people, Omadesep village, New Guinea, Papua (Irian Jaya) Province, Indonesia] | The Metropolitan Museum of Art. Ritual after deaths in a village. Used only once and then returned to the woods. Carved from one piece of wood. Originally associated with headhunting.

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    • Giovanna Romanelli

      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

    • Wren Walker

      "Made in only a limited area of the Asmat region, bis poles were, and are, created as the focal points of a memorial feast honoring individuals who have recently died and become ancestors."---- 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.

    • maria pesenti

      The Asmat | Thematic Essay | Heilbrunn Timeline of Art History | The Metropolitan Museum of Art

    • Melusine

      http://www.metmuseum.org/toah/works-of-art/1979.206.1611

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