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Unidentified Kerewa maker, Goaribari Island, Papuan Gulf, Papua New Guinea

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1912

Wood, shredded sago leaf, natural pigments (red, white, and black)

Overall: 44 7/8 × 10 13/16 in. (114 × 27.5 cm)

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

14.13.4285

Geography/Culture

Oceania, Melanesia, Papua New Guinea

Period

20th century

Object Name

Personal Symbol

Classification

Oceania

Not on view

Exhibition History

Religious Symbols in the Art of New Guinea, Harrington Gallery Teaching Exhibition, Anthropology 47 & 53, Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, April 17-May 16, 1999.

Critical Faculties: Teaching with the Hood's Collections, Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, January 15-March 13, 2005.

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; Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, New York, October 24-September 2, 2007.

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. vii (detail) and 42.

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 #: 14.229

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