Unidentified Kerewa maker
Papua New Guinea
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: Gift of Professor William Patten, Class of 1908H
Place Made: Papua New Guinea, Melanesia, Oceania
Place Made: Papuan Gulf, Papua New Guinea, Melanesia, Oceania
Not on view
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.
Critical Faculties: Teaching with the Hood's Collections, Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, January 15-March 13, 2005.
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.
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.
Collected by Professor William Patten on Goaribari Island, Gulf of Papua, March 17-23, 1912 (see diary in Archives); given to present collection, 1914.
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