Bark Painting

Unidentified Abelam or Plains Arapesh maker
Western Wosera Area
Maprik Region
Papua New Guinea


not dated

Bark painting, Sago palm spathe and pigment

Overall: 64 × 14 1/2 in. (162.6 × 36.8 cm)

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



Place Made: Papua New Guinea, Melanesia, Oceania


20th century

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Research Area


Not on view


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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