Mask (wau nor)

Unidentified Murik maker, Lower Sepik River, Papua New Guinea

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19th-20th century

Wood

Overall: 23 1/2 in. (59.7 cm)

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

990.54.27895

Geography/Culture

Oceania, Melanesia, Papua New Guinea

Period

19th century

Object Name

Ceremonial Artifact: Mask

Classification

Oceania

Not on view

Exhibition History

The Art of Papua New Guinea: Selections from the Harry A. Franklin Family Collection, Alvin P. Gutman Gallery, Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, November 1, 1993-February 13, 1995.

Recontextualizing 'Primitive' Art: Melanesian and African Works, An Exhibition in Process, Harrington Gallery Teaching Exhibition, Anthropology 72, Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, March 29-May 25, 1997.

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; lent to present collection, 1990; given to present collection, 1991.

Old Number

O0619

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