Tree Fern Figure

North Ambrym Island, Vanuatu (New Hebrides), Melanesia, Oceania

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collected mid-20th century

Fernwood, lime, breadfruit sap, and pigment

Overall: 91 in. (231.14 cm)

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

990.54.28168

Geography/Culture

Oceania, Melanesia

Period

20th century

Object Name

Figure

Classification

Oceania

Not on view

Exhibition History

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.

Monumental Figural Sculpture from the Melanesian Collection, Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, January 6-March 31, 1996.

Faces/Voices:The Harry A. Franklin Family Collection of Oceanic Art at Dartmouth College, Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, January 18-March 15, 1992.

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, 1997.

Old Number

O1601

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