Untitled (Designs, drawn by Tilongbi)

Watam village, Lower 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

2008.19.14

Geography/Culture

Oceania, Melanesia

Period

20th century

Object Name

Drawing

Classification

Oceania

Not on view

Inscription

Inscribed, in red pencil, [written in irregular and varying print, script, and capitalization; English and Pidgin (Neo-Melanesian); English translations are in brackets], lower left: Boy ['young man']: Tilongbi / Place: Wotam ['Watam'] / Age: 26-30; lower right: Subject: / Tumbuan / (Samting belong / Sing-Sing) ['Ancestors' (possibly dance figure) 'something from the dance/ceremony']

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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