Mask (mai)

Iatmul people, Middle Sepik River, Papua New Guinea, Melanesia, Oceania

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early 20th century

Wood, cowrie shell, resin, and black pigment

Overall: 23 1/2 in. (59.69 cm)

Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College: Harry A. Franklin Family Collection

990.54.27206

Geography/Culture

Oceania, Melanesia

Period

20th century

Object Name

Ceremonial Artifact: Mask

Classification

Oceania

Not on view

Exhibition History

Changing Traditions in Pacific Art, Harrington Gallery Teaching Exhibition, Anthropology 38, Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, September 7-November 10, 2002.

Religious Symbols in the Art of New Guinea, Harrington Gallery Teaching Exhibition, Anthropology 47 & 53, Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, April 17-May 16, 1999.

The Art of Papua New Guinea: Selections from the Harry A. Franklin Family Collection, Gutman Gallery, Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, November 1, 1993-February 13, 1995.

Provenance

Acquired by Harry A. Franklin (1903-1983), Los Angeles, California, in the 1950s; to the Harry A. Franklin Family Collection, Los Angeles, California, 1983; given to present collection, 1990.

Old Number

O0163

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