Tapa Fragment

Fiji, Melanesia, Oceania

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about 1840

Bark, freehand painted red and black

Overall: 19 11/16 x 39 3/8 in. (50 x 100 cm)

Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College: Acquired in an exchange from the Smithsonian Institution

13.2.597

Geography/Culture

Oceania, Melanesia

Period

19th century

Object Name

Textile: Tapa

Classification

Oceania

Not on view

Provenance

Collected by U.S. Exploring Expedition in Fiji, 1838-1842; transferred by order of the United States Congress to the Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C. (no. 5436), 1857; acquired by the Dartmouth College Museum, Hanover, New Hampshire, in an exchange, 1880's; catalogued, 1913.

Old Number

Smithsonian Instutitue #4536; DCM Red # 13.21

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