Cassowary Bone Dagger

Papuan Gulf, Papua New Guinea, Melanesia, Oceania

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20th century

Cassowary bone

Overall: 14 15/16 x 3 9/16 x 1 3/4 in. (37.9 x 9 x 4.5 cm)

Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College: Museum Purchase

54.29.13147

Geography/Culture

Oceania, Melanesia

Period

20th century

Object Name

Armament: Edged

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.

The Art of War: Melanesian and Polynesian Expressions of Beauty and Violence, Harrington Gallery Teaching Exhibition, Anthropology 47, Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, March 27-May 13, 2001.

Provenance

Christian Rub, Santa Barbara, California; sold to present collection, 1954.

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