Ancestral Board (Gope)

Urama Island people, Urama Island, Papuan Gulf, Papua New Guinea, Oceania

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collected 2001

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

Overall: 30 1/2 x 7 1/2 x 13/16 in. (77.5 x 19 x 2 cm)

Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College: Gift of Derrick R. Cartwright

2001.36.34020

Geography/Culture

Oceania, Melanesia

Period

21st 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.

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.

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. 20.

Provenance

Collected by Robert Welsch, Papua New Guinea, summer 2001; given to an anonymous collector, 2001; given to present collection, 2001.

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