Canoe Prow Ornament

Unidentified Wogamus maker
Upper Sepik River
Papua New Guinea

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Wood

Overall: 55 in. (139.7 cm)

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

990.54.28069

Geography

Place Made: Papua New Guinea, Melanesia, Oceania

Period

20th century

Object Name

Transportation: Water

Research Area

Oceania

Not on view

Exhibition History

Melanesian Art: The Sepik River and Abelam Hill Country, Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, January 26-December 8, 2019.

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.

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