Tapa

Samoa

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collected 1838-1842

Bark, freehand painted and rubbed

Overall: 31 7/8 × 18 7/8 in. (81 × 48 cm)

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

13.2.614

Geography/Culture

Oceania, Polynesia, Samoa

Period

19th century

Object Name

Textile: Tapa

Classification

Oceania

Not on view

Provenance

Collected by the U.S. Exploring Expedition (Peale no.1017),1838-1842; transferred by order of the United States Congress to the Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C.(no. 2983), 1857; acquired by the Dartmouth College Museum, Hanover, New Hampshire, in an exchange, 1880‘s; catalogued, 1913.

Old Number

U.S. Exploring Expedition Peale # 1017; Smithsonian Instutitue # 2983; DCM Red # 13.45

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