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EMBODIED SPIRITS: RITUAL CARVINGS OF THE ASMAT -- A TRAVELING EXHIBITION FROM THE GAJDUSEK COLLECTION OF THE PEABODY MUSEUM OF SALEM AND THE CROSIER ASMAT MUSEUM COLLECTION OF HASTINGS, NEBRASKA. Tobias Schneebaum. Peabody Museum of Salem, 1990. Organized in association with Crosier Asmat Museum, Hastings. 104 pp. with 38 ills. (30 col.) and 109 reference ills. 28 x 21 cm. LC 90-7825 ISBN 0875771556 In English.
Presents a broad array of objects (most of them previously unexhibited) from two of the most important American collections of art from the Asmat region of Indonesian New Guinea, including more than 100 elaborately worked shields, drums, horns and weapons as well as body ornaments and decorated ancestor skulls. Scholarly texts examine the history of the Asmat; the creation, function and symbolism of various types of carvings; the spiritual significance of ritual objects used in warfare, headhunting and cannibalism; and the religious and philosophical concepts of Asmat culture.
Indexing: Non-Western (Traditional/Native Arts) — Indonesia, New Guinea
Plans: 75
Worldwide Number: 053983
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