Ancestor Board (Gope)
Unidentified Kerewa maker
Papua New Guinea
Wood, natural pigments (red, white and black)
Overall: 42 1/2 × 7 1/2 × 13/16 in. (108 × 19 × 2 cm)
Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth: Gift of Dr. Bradley M. Patten
Place Made: Papua New Guinea, Melanesia, Oceania
Place Made: Papuan Gulf, 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.
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.
Religious Symbols in the Art of New Guinea, Harrington Gallery Teaching Exhibition, Anthropology 47 & 53, Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, April 17-May 16, 1999.
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. 36.
Collected by Professor William Patten (1861-1932, Class of 1908H, Dartmouth Professor of Zoology, 1893-1931), March 17-23, 1912; to his son Dr. Bradley M. Patten (1889-1971), Ann Arbor, Michigan; given to present collection, 1971.
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