Female Figure Giving Birth

Unidentified Abelam maker, Maprik Region, Sepik River Area, Papua New Guinea

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early 20th century

Wood with black and white pigment; red and yellow ochre

Overall: 54 1/2 in. (138.4 cm)

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

990.54.27377

Geography/Culture

Oceania, Melanesia, Papua New Guinea

Period

20th century

Object Name

Figure

Classification

Oceania

Not on view

Course History

ARTH 7, Learning from Dartmouth: Lessons in Visual Culture, Marlene Heck, Winter 2013

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.

Melanesian Art: The Sepik River and Abelam Hill Country, Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, January 26-December 8, 2019.

Faces/Voices: The Harry A. Franklin Family Collection of Oceanic Art at Dartmouth College, Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, January 18-March 15, 1992.

Anthropology of Religion, Harrington Gallery Teaching Exhibition, Anthropology 48, Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, March 30-May 2, 2004.

Ancestors, Spirits, and Families: Expressing Relationships in Melanesian Art, Harrington Gallery Teaching Exhibition, Anthropology 47, Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, May 11-June 30, 1996.

Provenance

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

Old Number

O0915

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