Agiba, Figure of Bark and Bone

Kerewa people, Goaribari Island, Papuan Gulf, Papua New Guinea, Melanesia, Oceania

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collected 1912

Bark, with crocodile, bird, marsupial, and fish bone, plant fiber, natural pigment (red and white)

Overall: 9 1/4 x 4 15/16 x 1/4 in. (23.5 x 12.5 x 0.6 cm)

Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College: Gift of Professor William Patten, Class of 1908H

14.13.4281

Geography/Culture

Oceania, Melanesia

Period

20th century

Object Name

Figure

Classification

Oceania

Not on view

Exhibition History

Coaxing the Spirits to Dance: Art and Society in the Papuan Gulf of New Guinea, Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, April 1-September 17, 2006.

Art Styles of the Papuan Gulf, The Museum of Primitive Art, New York, New York, February 15-May 7, 1961, no. 32.

Publication History

Robert L. Welsch, Virginia-Lee Webb, and Sebastian Haraha, Coaxing the Spirits to Dance: Art and Society in the Papuan Gulf of New Guinea, Hanover, New Hampshire: Trustees of Dartmouth College, 2006, ill. p. 41.

Provenance

Collected by Professor William Patten on Goaribari Island, Gulf of Papua, March 17-23, 1912; given to present collection, 1914.

Old Number

RED #: 14.225

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