Green Stone Axe

Unidentified Kerewa maker, Goaribari Island, Papuan Gulf, Papua New Guinea

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collected 1912

Green stone, wood, plant fiber

Overall: 28 3/8 × 14 3/16 × 3 1/8 in. (72 × 36 × 8 cm)

Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College: Gift of Dr. Bradley M. Patten

34.36.5993

Geography/Culture

Oceania, Melanesia, Papua New Guinea

Period

20th century

Object Name

Armament

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.

Provenance

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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