Ancestral Board (Gope)
Unidentified Era River maker
Papua New Guinea
early 20th century
Wood, natural pigments (white, black, and red)
Overall: 32 7/8 × 8 15/16 × 2 3/16 in. (83.5 × 22.7 × 5.5 cm)
Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth: Harry A. Franklin Family Collection
Place Made: Papua New Guinea, Melanesia, Oceania
Not on view
Ancestors, Spirits, and Families: Expressing Relationships in Melanesian Art, Harrington Gallery Teaching Exhibition, Anthropology 47, Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, May 11-June 30, 1996.
Arts of New Guinea, Santa Barbara Museum of Art, Santa Barbara, California; Municipal Art Gallery, Barnsdale Park, Los Angeles, California; Seattle Art Museum, Seattle, Washington; Portland Art Museum, Portland, Oregon, 1964-1965, not listed.
Coaxing the Spirits to Dance: Art and Society in the Papuan Gulf of New Guinea, Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, April 1-September 17, 2006; Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, New York, October 24-September 2, 2007.
Santa Barbara Museum of Art, Arts of New Guinea, Santa Barbara: Santa Barbara Museum of Art, 1964, not listed.
Robert L. Welsch, Virginia-Lee Webb, and Sebastian Haraha, Coaxing the Spirits to Dance: Art and Society in the Papuan Gulf of New Guinea, Hanover, New Hampshire: Trustees of Dartmouth College, 2006, ill. p. 20, 21 (detail), and 34.
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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