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    • Francesco Morena

      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)

    • 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.

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