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1978.412.736, 1975.93, 1979.206.1571







Metropolitan Museum of Art Web Resources

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.

  • Deacon, Bernard. Malekula. Ed. Wedgwood Camillia. Oosterhout N.B., The Netherlands: Anthropological Publications, 1970. [P6NE M2D27 1970]
    • Pp. 52-57, 362-363, 498-517
    • Note: Although the Metropolitan's slit gong is from Ambrym, the island of Malekula is contiguous and closely related to Ambrym and the drum would function similarly in both places.
  • Ewing, Robert N. Three Ceremonial Cycles of Melanesia. Hempstead, NY: Emily Lowe Gallery, Hofstra University, 1969. [RGL VERTICAL FILE / E]
  • Kal, Muller. "Social climbing in the New Hebrides." Natural History 80:8 (1971). [RGL VERTICAL FILE / M]
    • Pp. 66-75
  • Museum of Primitive Art. Three Regions of Melanesian Art, New Guinea and the New Hebrides. New York: Distributed by University, 1960. [P6 N55 REF]
    • Pp. 16-21
  • Paton, W.F. Customs of Ambrym. Canberra: Dept. of Linguistics, Research School of Pacific Studies, Australian National University, 1979. [P6NE A5P31]
    • Pp. 21-23, 60
  • Staempfli Gallery. Tumbuna: Ritual Art from Melanesia. New York: Staempfli Gallery, 1972. [RGL VERTICAL FILE / S]

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(L) Slit gong. Photo by Robert Goldwater Library (via Flickr)


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