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

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collected 1912

Wood, natural pigments (red, white, and black)

Overall: 33 7/8 x 6 11/16 x 3/8 in. (86 x 17 x 1 cm)

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

14.13.4284

Geography/Culture

Oceania, Melanesia

Period

20th century

Object Name

Communication Artifacts: Personal Symbol

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. 41.

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. 37.

Provenance

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

Old Number

RED #: 14.227

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