Ancestral Board (gope)

Meagoma / Karati village
Wapo Creek
Papuan Gulf
Papua New Guinea


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collected in 1966


Overall: 55 7/8 in. (142 cm)

Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth: Gift of Evelyn A. J. Hall and John A. Friede



Place Made: Papua New Guinea, Melanesia, Oceania


20th century

Object Name

Personal Symbol

Research Area


Not on view

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. 92.


Collected by Thomas Schultz, 1966; Evelyn A. J. Hall and her son John A. Friede, New York, 1980; given to present collection, 1983.

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