Armlet

Melpa people, Mount Hagen, Western Highlands area, Papua New Guinea, Melanesia, Oceania

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collected 1945

Black orchid fiber, nassa shell, and cane

Overall: 3 15/16 x 4 1/8 in. (10 x 10.5 cm)

Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College: Gift of Ross Woodbridge, Class of 1936

179.21.25915

Geography/Culture

Oceania, Melanesia

Period

20th century

Object Name

Personal Adornment: Armlet

Classification

Oceania

Not on view

Exhibition History

Changing Traditions in Pacific Art, Harrington Gallery Teaching Exhibition, Anthropology 38, Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, September 7-November 10, 2002.

Provenance

Possibly collected by Major Thomas Upson and Captain Andrew M. Sinclair; given to [Thomas] Ross Woodbridge (1913-unknown), Class of 1936, during the time he was the Field Director of the American Red Cross in Papua New Guinea, 1944-1945; given to present collection, 1979.

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