Pacific Art Photos

This index covers arts of Pacific Islands, many of which are inhabited by Polynesian people.

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Papua New Guinea Art Asmat ancestor skull from New Guinea at de Young Museum. San Francisco, CA Basketry mask from Prince Alexander Mountains of New Guinea at de Young Museum. San Francisco, CA Collection of war shields from Irian Jaya & New Guinea at Seattle Art Museum. Seattle, WA
PNG Sepik River Art Detail of slit-drum from Sepik River of New Guinea at de Young Museum. San Francisco, CA Orator's Pulpit by Iatmul people of Sepik River region of Papua New Guinea at San Antonio Museum of Art. San Antonio, TX Basketry figure of wild pig from Sepik River region of Papua New Guinea at San Antonio Museum of Art. San Antonio, TX
PNG New Ireland Art Carved mask from northern New Ireland Polynesia at Five Continents Museum. Munich, Germany Mask from New Ireland at Bishop Museum. Honolulu, HI Mask from New Ireland at Bishop Museum. Honolulu, HI
PNG New Britain Art Ceremonial night mask from New Britain of Papua New Guinea at Honolulu Academy of Arts. Honolulu, HI Melanesian figure staff from New Britain at San Antonio Museum of Art. San Antonio, TX Dance mask from New Britain Polynesia at Five Continents Museum. Munich, Germany
New Zealand Maori Art Maori carving from New Zealand at Bishop Museum. Honolulu, HI Maori piupiu skirt of flax scraped to form a pattern from New Zealand at Bishop Museum. Honolulu, HI New Zealand Aotearoa-Maori carved face at Polynesian Cultural Center. Laie, HI
Australian Aboriginal Art Australian native bark painting of kangaroo at Musée du quai Branly. Paris, France Australian aboriginal weapons in State Dining Room on Royal Yacht Britannia. Edinburgh, Scotland Tiwi peoples funerary poles from Bathurst island, Australia at Musée du quai Branly. Paris, France
Rapa Nui (Easter Island) Art Rapa Nui wood sculptures of men at Musée du quai Branly. Paris, France Wood anthropomorphic bird deity from Easter Island at San Antonio Museum of Art. San Antonio, TX Easter Island head over entrance at Musée du quai Branly. Paris, France
Polynesian Art Polynesian canoe from Yami of Imurud village, Botel Tobago near Taiwan at Five Continents Museum. Munich, Germany Full suit of armor from Banaba islands of Gilbert archipelago at Five Continents Museum. Munich, Germany Navigation stick chart from Marshall Islands Micronesia at Five Continents Museum. Munich, Germany
Hawaiian Feathered Capes & Royal Feather Standards Feathered cape gift of Kamehameha IV to Lady Franklin at Bishop Museum. Honolulu, HI Kāhili royal feather standard of Prince Albert Edward Kauikeaouli Leiopapa o Kamehameha at Bishop Museum. Honolulu, HI Lei Niho Palaoa Hawaiian chief's neck ornament with carved sperm whale tooth on braided human hair at Honolulu Academy of Arts. Honolulu, HI
Hawaiian Kapa Cloth & Quilts Hawaiian kapa bark cloth at Bishop Museum. Honolulu, HI Hawaiian quilt at Polynesian Cultural Center. Laie, HI Pounded bark Kapa cloth at Hana Cultural Center. Maui, HI
Hawaiian Native Wood Carvings & Baskets Hawaiian basket at Bishop Museum. Honolulu, HI Wooden poison god from Hau'ula, Oahu at Bishop Museum. Honolulu, HI Tikis survey sea in Puuhonua O Honaunau National Historical Park. Big Island of Hawaii, HI

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