Asmat Bis Poles

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Links with shelf numbers refer to WATSONLINE, the online library catalog of the Museum. Photocopies of each source reference are available in the Goldwater Library. Certain electronic resources are accessible within the museum or with an approved remote connection.

  • Gerbrands, Adrianus Alexander. "Symbolism in the art of Amanamkai, Asmat, South New Guinea." Mededelingen Van Het Rijskmuseum Voor Volkenkunde, Leiden 15 (1962). [A L527 no.15]
  • Kuruwaip, Abraham. "The Asmat Bis Pole: Its Background and Meaning." An Asmat Sketch Book : a Series on the Asmat People. Ed. Frank A. Trenkenschuh. Vol. 4. Hastings, Neb.: Crosier Missions, 1974. [P7V A84 v.4]
    • Pp. 4-32
  • Museum of Primitive Art. The Art of the Asmat. New York: Museum of Primitive Art, 1962. [P2 N55 1 REF]
  • Rockefeller, Michael Clark. The Asmat of New Guinea: the Journal of Michael Clark Rockefeller. New York: Museum of Primitive Art; distributed by the New York Graphic Society, Greenwich, Conn., 1967. [P7V R68 REF]
    • Pp. Introduction, 11-39.
  • Roosman, R.S. "A Ritual Pole in Irian Jaya." Oral History, 3:7 (August 1975). [A O63 v.3:6-10(1975)]
  • Schneebaum, Tobias. Asmat Images from the Collection of the Asmat Museum of Culture and Progress. [Agats, Indonesia]: The Museum; Minneapolis, MN: Copies available from Crosier Mission, 1985. [P7V S35as REF or P7V S35as]
    • Pp. 102-103
  • Zegwaard, Gerard A. "Headhunting Practices of the Asmat of Netherlands New Guinea." American Anthropologist 61 (1959). [online]

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