Incised Bark Belt

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

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collected 1912

Bark, natural pigments (white and black)

Overall: 7 1/2 × 10 1/4 in. (19 × 26 cm)

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

53.57.12924

Geography/Culture

Oceania, Melanesia

Period

20th century

Object Name

Clothing: Accessory

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.

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.

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. 40.

Provenance

Collected on Goaribari Island, Gulf of Papua, March 17-23 1912 by Prof. William Patten (see diary in Archives); 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.

This record was created from historic documentation and may not have been reviewed by a curator; it may be inaccurate or incomplete.

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