Female Figure (bioma or agiba)
Unidentified Urama Island maker
Papua New Guinea
Wood, natural pigments (red, white, and brown)
Overall: 25 in. (63.5 cm)
Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth: Harry A. Franklin Family Collection
Place Made: Papua New Guinea, Melanesia, Oceania
Not on view
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; Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, New York, October 24-September 2, 2007.
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.
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. 22.
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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