Ancestral board (gope)

Kinomere village, Urama Island, Papuan Gulf, Papua New Guinea, Melanesia, Oceania

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collected in 1966

Wood, natural pigments (red, white, and black)

Overall: 45 1/4 in. (115 cm)

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

183.7.26394

Geography/Culture

Oceania, Melanesia

Period

20th century

Object Name

Communication Artifacts: Personal Symbol

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.

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.

Provenance

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

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