Yam Mask (Silgu)

Unidentified Abelam maker, Maprik Region, Sepik River Area, Papua New Guinea

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20th century

Black, white, and red ochre pigmented basketry

Overall: 8 11/16 × 2 9/16 × 3 9/16 in. (22 × 6.5 × 9 cm)

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

990.54.27786

Geography/Culture

Oceania, Melanesia, Papua New Guinea

Period

20th century

Object Name

Ceremonial Artifact: Mask

Classification

Oceania

Not on view

Exhibition History

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.

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.

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.

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

O1952

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