Unidentified Abelam maker
Maprik Region
Papua New Guinea


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Basketry and pigment

Overall: 20 1/16 × 17 5/16 in. (51 × 44 cm)

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



Place Made: Papua New Guinea, Melanesia, Oceania


20th century

Object Name

Clothing: Headwear

Research Area


Not on view

Exhibition History

Primitive Arts, UCLA Art Galleries, March 4-April 15, 1962, no. X7, not listed.

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

Publication History

Ralph C. Altman, Primitive Arts, Los Angeles: UCLA Art Galleries, 1962, no. X7, not listed.


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, 1997.

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