Spear thrower ornament

Lower Sepik or Coastal Sepik areas, Papua New Guinea

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probably Late Pre-War Period

Wood

Overall: 10 5/8 × 2 3/8 in. (27 × 6 cm)

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

990.54.27516

Geography/Culture

Oceania, Melanesia, Papua New Guinea

Period

20th century

Object Name

Armament

Classification

Oceania

Not on view

Exhibition History

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

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

O1222

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