Ancestral board (gope)
Papua New Guinea
collected in 1966
Wood, natural pigments (red, white, and black)
Overall: 46 1/16 in. (117 cm)
Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth: Gift of Evelyn A. J. Hall and John A. Friede
Place Made: Papua New Guinea, Melanesia, Oceania
Not on view
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. 92.
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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