Female Figure (bioma or agiba)

around Gope village
Wapo-Era-Urama Area
Papuan Gulf
Papua New Guinea


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not dated

Wood, natural pigments (red, white, and brown)

Overall: 22 in. (55.9 cm)

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



Place Made: Papua New Guinea, Melanesia, Oceania


20th century

Object Name


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. 34.


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.

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