Kwoma Ceiling

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1975.372.1-.139, 1979.206.1474; single panel shown: 1975.372.9

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Published Resources

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.

  • Bowden, Ross. "The Art and Architecture of Kwoma Ceremonial Houses." Sepik Heritage: Tradition and Change in Papua New Guinea. Ed. Nancy Lutkehaus. Durham, NC: Carolina UP, 1990. [P7K L97]
    • Pp. 480-490
  • Bowden, Ross. "Art and Gender Ideology in the Sepik." Man 19:3 (1984). [Online]
    • Pp. 447
  • Bowden, Ross. Creative Spirits: Bark Painting in the Washkuk Hills of North New Guinea. Melbourne: Oceanic Art, 2006. [P7K B78c REF or P7K B78c]
  • Bowden, Ross. Yena: Art and Ceremony in a Sepik Society. Oxford: Pitt Rivers Museum, University of Oxford, 1983. [A O985m no.3]
    • Pp. 1-7, 44-51
  • Kaufmann, Christian. "Art and Artists in the Context of Kwoma Society." Exploring the Visual Art of Oceania: Australia, Melanesia, Micronesia, and Polynesia. Ed. Sidney M. Mead. Honolulu: University of Hawaii, 1979. [P3 E96]
  • Newton, Douglas. Crocodile and Cassowary: Religious Art of the Upper Sepik River, New Guinea. New York: Museum of Primitive Art, 1971. [P7K N56 REF or P7K N56]
  • Rouge kwoma: peintures mythiques de Nouvelle-Guinée. Paris: Musée du quai Branly, 2008. [P7K R86]
    • Discussion of contemporary Kwoma painting in light of traditional barkpainting.
  • Staempfli Gallery. Tumbuna: Ritual Art from Melanesia. New York: Staempfli Gallery, 1972. [RGL VERTICAL FILE / S]

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