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Adorning the World: Art of the Marquesas Islands

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Renowned as the final refuge of Paul Gauguin, the Marquesas Islands northeast of Tahiti are home to the Enata, a Polynesian people who developed one of the most extraordinary traditions of sculpture and decorative art in the Pacific. This book features works, including many previously unpublished, from the Metropolitan and other museums and private collections, and it explores the fascinating ways in which Marquesan art embodied and enhanced secular and religious life. Created to honor the archipelago s diverse gods and ...

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Adorning the World: Art of the Marquesas Islands
2005, Metropolitan Museum of Art New York, New York, NY

ISBN-13: 9780300107128

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