Helmet Mask (Baba)

Abelam people, Maprik Region, Sepik River Area, Papua New Guinea, Melanesia, Oceania

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20th century

Basketry, with slip, black, white, red ochre, yellow ochre pigment

Overall: 16 in. (40.64 cm)

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

990.54.27621

Geography/Culture

Oceania, Melanesia

Period

20th century

Object Name

Ceremonial Artifact

Classification

Oceania

Not on view

Exhibition History

Recontextualizing 'Primitive' Art: Melanesian and African Works, An Exhibition in Process, Harrington Gallery Teaching Exhibition, Anthropology 72, Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, March 29-April 14, 1997.

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.

Peoples of Oceania: Selections from the Permanent Collection, Harrington Gallery Teaching Exhibition, Anthropology 47, Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, April 1-30, 1995.

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

O1642

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