Feather Headdress

Kerewa people, Goaribari Island, Papuan Gulf, Papua New Guinea, Melanesia, Oceania

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collected 1912

Cassowary feathers (diware), feathers, Job's tears (berege), bark fiber string, fiber

Overall: 9 1/16 x 11 7/16 in. (23 x 29 cm)

Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College: Gift of Mrs. A. Lincoln Washburn, Class of 1935W

53.57.12919

Geography/Culture

Oceania, Melanesia

Period

20th century

Object Name

Clothing: Headwear

Classification

Oceania

Not on view

Course History

ANTH 57, Origins of Inequality, Alan Covey, Winter 2013

ANTH 57, Origins of Inequality, Alan Covey, Winter 2013

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.

Publication History

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. 88.

Provenance

Collected by William Patten, March 17-23, 1912; Mrs. A. Lincoln Washburn [wife of Dr. Albert Lincoln Washburn, (1911-2007, Class of 1935), Dartmouth Professor of Geology,1953-1961]; given to present collection, 1953.

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