Mask (wau nor)

Unidentified Murik maker
Lower Sepik River
Papua New Guinea


late 19th-early 20th century

Hardwood, cane, sago fiber, and bark fiber

Overall: 24 13/16 × 10 1/4 × 6 1/8 in. (63 × 26 × 15.5 cm)

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



Place Made: Papua New Guinea, Melanesia, Oceania


20th century

Object Name

Ceremonial Artifact: Mask

Research Area


Not on view

Course History

ANTH 74, The Human Spectrum, Nate Dominy, Spring 2022

Exhibition History

Faces of Culture: Masks from the Permanent Collection of the Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, November 1, 1991-November 1, 1993.

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


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.

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