Female Figure (bioma or agiba)

Unidentified Urama Island maker, Wapo-Era-Urama Area, Papuan Gulf, Papua New Guinea

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20th century

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

Overall: 25 in. (63.5 cm)

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

990.54.27209

Geography/Culture

Oceania, Melanesia, Papua New Guinea

Period

20th century

Object Name

Figure

Classification

Oceania

Not on view

Exhibition History

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.

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.

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. 22.

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

O0166

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