Untitled (House Ornament Designs, drawn by Maloran)

Iatmul people, Kanganaman village, Middle 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

2008.19.12

Geography/Culture

Oceania, Melanesia

Period

20th century

Object Name

Drawing

Classification

Oceania

Not on view

Inscription

Inscribed, on reverse, in green pencil, [written in irregular and varying print, script, and capitalization; English and Pidgin (Neo-Melanesian); English translations are in brackets], upper left to right: Boy ['young man']: Maloran / Place: Kanganamun ['Kanganaman'] / Age: approx 25 / (1) Age belong haus ['house ornaments'] / (house ornaments)

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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