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Vertical Frieze (Malangan)

19th century


135 1/2 × 11 13/16 × 9 1/16 in. (344.2 × 30 × 23 cm)
with base: 141 in. (358.1 cm)
Gift of Anne Mitro in memory of Frieda and Milton Rosenthal
Made in New Ireland, Papua New Guinea
New Ireland
19th century

Collected in situ by Count Rudolf Festetics von Tolna (1865-1943) in the 1890s (see references cited in Sotheby's Sale Catalog, 14 November, 2008).
Given by the above to the Magyar Nemzeti Museum (Hungarian National Museum), Budapest.
Neprajzi Muzeum (Ethnographic Museum) Budapest, by transfer from the above in 1947 (accession number "36.950")
Emile Deletaille, Brussels, by exchange from the above in 1972.
Acquired from the above on December 9, 1983 (invoice no. 539).
The Collection of Frieda and MIlton Rosenthal: African and Oceanic Art.


“Acquisitions 2009,” Yale University Art Gallery Bulletin (2009): 160–61, ill.

Sotheby’s, New York, The Collection of Frieda and Milton Rosenthal: African and Oceanic Art, sale cat. (November 14, 2008), 164, fig. 88.

Note: This electronic record was created from historic documentation that does not necessarily reflect the Yale University Art Gallery’s complete or current knowledge about the object. Review and updating of such records is ongoing.