Untitled (Designs, drawn by Kur-Kur)

Marangis 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

2008.19.4

Geography/Culture

Oceania, Melanesia

Period

20th century

Object Name

Drawing

Classification

Oceania

Not on view

Inscription

Inscribed, on reverse, in blue ink, [written in irregular and varying print, script, and capitalization; English and Pidgin (Neo-Melanesian); English translations are in brackets] upper left to right: Name: Kur-Kur / Village: Marangis /Age: 20-22 (aprox.) / 1. (F)Pish ['Fish'] / 2. - 3 - 4. / (2) / Mery ['Woman'] / (3) / Tambuan - / Sing-Sing ['Dancing Masked Figure'] / (4) / Man / (Dancing) / 5-6 / Two merys working Kai-Kai / belong man belong Sing-Sing. ['Two women make food for men in 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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