Headrest / Pillow (ira'ao)
Unidentified Kerewa maker
Papua New Guinea
Wood, natural pigments (red, white, and black)
Overall: 24 7/16 in. (62 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
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.
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.
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.
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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