Bark Painting

Unidentified Kwoma maker
Washkuk Mountains
Middle Sepik River or Upper Sepik River
Papua New Guinea


not dated

Sago palm spathe, pigment

Overall: 52 1/2 × 17 in. (133.4 × 43.2 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

Sepik Compositions: Line and Form in the Art of Papua New Guinea, Alvin P. Gutman Gallery, Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, February 22, 1997-August 31, 1998.


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.

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