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


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



Oceania, Melanesia


20th century

Object Name

Personal Adornment: Armlet



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.


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.

This record was created from historic documentation and may not have been reviewed by a curator; it may be inaccurate or incomplete.

Noticed a mistake? Have some extra information about this object? Contact Us