Headrest / Pillow (ira'ao)

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: 24 7/16 in. (62 cm)

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

14.13.4316

Geography/Culture

Oceania, Melanesia

Period

20th century

Object Name

Furniture: Headrest

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.

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.

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. 40.

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 # 14.260

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