Spear Thrower

possibly transitional zone between the Middle and Upper Sepik River area, Unidentified probably Upper Iatmul maker, Middle Sepik River, Papua New Guinea

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19th century; later additions about 1918-1942

Wood, rattan, raffia, bamboo

Overall: 28 3/4 × 2 3/4 in. (73 × 7 cm)

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

990.54.27781.3

Geography/Culture

Oceania, Melanesia, Papua New Guinea

Period

19th century

Object Name

Armament

Classification

Oceania

Not on view

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

O1943

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