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Abelam people, Maprik Region, Papua New Guinea, Melanesia, Oceania

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probably mid-20th century

Incised cassowary tibiotarsus bone

Overall: 10 15/16 x 1 9/16 in. (27.8 x 4 cm)

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

990.54.27747

Geography/Culture

Oceania, Melanesia

Period

20th century

Object Name

Armament: Edged

Classification

Oceania

Not on view

Exhibition History

Collectanea: The Museum as Hunter and Gatherer, Alvin P. Gutman Gallery, Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, May 21, 2005-February 12, 2006.

Changing Traditions in Pacific Art, Harrington Gallery Teaching Exhibition, Anthropology 38, Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, September 7-November 10, 2002.

Art and Culture in New Guinea Societies: The Abelam and their Neighbors, Harrington Gallery Teaching Exhibition, Anthropology 47, Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, March 28-April 30, 2000.

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

O1888

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