Untitled (Seven Designs, drawn by Lumut or Lomot)

Iatmul people, Tambunam Village, Sepik River, Papua New Guinea, Oceania

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mid-1950s, probably about 1956-1958

Colored pencil on paper backing of photographic paper

Overall: 8 1/2 x 6 1/2 in. (21.59 x 16.51 cm)

Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College: Harry A. Franklin Family Collection

2008.19.1

Geography/Culture

Oceania, Melanesia

Period

20th century

Object Name

Drawing

Classification

Oceania

Not on view

Inscription

Inscribed, on reverse, in red pencil [written in irregular and varying print, script, and capitalization; English and Pidgin (Neo-Melanesian); English translations are in brackets], center left to right: 1) Masalai belong Sepik ['a spirit of the Sepik'] / 2) Puk-Puk ['crocodile'] / 3) Tree / 4) Kundu ['hand drum'] / 5) Mak belong Kamang (3) ['Mark/design of ?] / 6) (F)Pish ['Fish'] / 7) Head belong man ['Man's head']; lower left to right [in opposite direction]: Boy [underlined] ['young man']: / Lumut / Place [underlined]: / Tambunum ['Tambanam'] / Age [underlined]: 20-22

Provenance

Collected by Harry A. Franklin, Los Angeles, California 1950; Harry A. Franklin Family, Los Angeles, California, 1983; given to present collection, 2008.

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