Unidentified Kerewa maker
Goaribari Island
Papuan Gulf
Papua New Guinea


collected 1912

Wood, lizard skin, beeswax, string, sago fiber, resin, natural pigments

Overall: 33 7/8 in. (86 cm)

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



Place Made: Papua New Guinea, Melanesia, Oceania

Place Made: Papuan Gulf, Papua New Guinea, Melanesia, Oceania


20th century

Object Name

Musical Instrument

Research Area


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.

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. 7.


Collected by William Patten, 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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