Unidentified Abelam maker, Maprik Region, Papua New Guinea


Wood and pigment

Overall: 64 × 6 11/16 × 3 9/16 in. (162.5 × 17 × 9 cm)

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



Oceania, Melanesia, Papua New Guinea


20th century

Object Name

Ceremonial Artifact



Not on view

Exhibition History

The Art of Papua New Guinea: Selections from the Harry A. Franklin Family Collection, Alvin P. Gutman Gallery, Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, November 1, 1993-February 13, 1995.

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.

Publication History

Jane Benson Ackerman, The Hood Museum of Art: Ten Years of Making Art at Home in the Upper Valley, Upper Valley Magazine, November/December 1995, Volume 9, No. 6, Van Etten, Inc., 1995, pp. 22-29, ill. p. 26


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

O0914; EL.990.54.27990

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