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Arts of the South Pacific

The collection of art from the islands of the South Pacific Ocean—including New Zealand and Australia—demonstrates how the presence of the sea has shaped these peoples and their art.

 
Burial Mask
Gold
5th century or earlier
Necklace
Gold, rubies, sapphires, and diamonds
c. 1890
Ceremonial Feast Bowl
Wood, plant fiber
Late 19th century
Crown
Gold, rubies, sapphires, and diamonds
Late 19th century
Crown
Gold, amethyst, and rock crystal
9th-10th century
Pectoral
Gold
9th-10th century
Crown
Gold
17th-18th century
Male Ancestor Figure
Wood
19th-20th century
Pendant with Cockatoos
Gold
c. 19th century