Greenstone Ax (Beku)

Unidentified Massim area maker, Massim area, Papua New Guinea

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collected 19th century

Jadeite

Overall: 10 5/8 × 4 1/8 × 1 9/16 in. (27 × 10.5 × 4 cm)

Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College: Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College

13.2.657

Geography/Culture

Oceania, Melanesia, Papua New Guinea

Period

19th century

Object Name

Ceremonial Artifact

Classification

Oceania

Not on view

Exhibition History

Peoples of Oceania: Selections from the Permanent Collection, Harrington Gallery Teaching Exhibition, Anthropology 47, Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, April 1-30, 1995.

Changing Traditions in Pacific Art, Harrington Gallery Teaching Exhibition, Anthropology 38, Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, September 7-November 10, 2002.

Ancestors, Spirits, and Families: Expressing Relationships in Melanesian Art, Harrington Gallery Teaching Exhibition, Anthropology 47, Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, May 11-June 30, 1996.

Provenance

Source unknown; donated to Dartmouth College, in the late 18th or 19th century; catalogued, 1913.

Old Number

Red #13.133

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