Mask (Mai)

Unidentified Iatmul maker, Middle Sepik River, Papua New Guinea

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early 20th century

Wood, conus shells, resin, and black, red, and white pigment

Overall: 19 5/8 × 4 5/16 × 3 15/16 in. (49.8 × 11 × 10 cm)

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

2019.97.29

Geography/Culture

Oceania, Melanesia, Papua New Guinea

Period

20th century

Object Name

Ceremonial Artifact: Mask

Classification

Oceania

Not on view

Exhibition History

Peoples of Oceania: Selections from the Permanent Collection, Harrington Gallery Teaching Exhibition, Anthropology 47, Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, April 1-30, 1995.

Changing Traditions in Pacific Art, Harrington Gallery Teaching Exhibition, Anthropology 38, Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, September 7-November 10, 2002.

Art and Culture in New Guinea Societies: The Abelam and their Neighbors, Harrington Gallery Teaching Exhibition, Anthropology 47, Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, March 28-April 30, 2000.

Provenance

Harry A. Franklin, Los Angeles, California 1950; Harry A. Franklin Family, Los Angeles, California, 1983; lent to present collection, 1990; given to present collection, 2019.

Old Number

O0314; EL.990.54.27865.1

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