Fly Whisk (Tahiri), Austral Islands


Fly Whisk (Tahiri), Austral Islands, early to mid-19th century, wood, fiber, and human hair, 13 x 81.3 cm (The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1979.206.1487). Speakers: Dr. Maia Nuku, Evelyn A. J. Hall and John A. Friede Associate Curator for Oceanic Art, The Metropolitan Museum of Art and Dr. Steven Zucker


Additional resources:

This work at The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Oceania: Art of the Pacific Islands in The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Oceania on The Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Heilbrunn Timeline of Art History


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Cite this page as: Dr. Maia Nuku and Dr. Steven Zucker, "Fly Whisk (Tahiri), Austral Islands," in Smarthistory, January 16, 2017, accessed August 17, 2017, https://smarthistory.org/tahiri/.