Untitled (Six Designs, drawn by Kanambu)

Iatmul people, Palembai 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

2008.19.7

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], upper left to right: 1. two Kukuruk ['two chickens'] / 2. two Kokomo ['two hornbill birds'] / 3) Masalai (Dewal) belong place ['spirit (Devil) of the village'] / 4) Nalioc ['a species of snake'] / 5) Pisin ['bird'] / 6) house / Name: Kanambu / Place: Palenbei ['Palembai, or variant] / Age: 16-17

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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