Ancestral Board (Gope)

Unidentified Era River maker, Wapo-Era-Urama Area, Papuan Gulf, Papua New Guinea

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early 20th century

Wood, natural pigments (white, black, and red)

Overall: 32 3/4 in. (83.2 cm)

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

2019.97.33

Geography/Culture

Oceania, Melanesia, Papua New Guinea

Period

20th century

Object Name

Personal Symbol

Classification

Oceania

Not on view

Exhibition History

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.

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.

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.

Publication History

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.

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

O0638

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