Mask (wau nor)

Murik people, Lower Sepik River, Papua New Guinea, Melanesia, Oceania

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late 19th-early 20th century

Hardwood, cane, sago fiber, and bark fiber

Overall: 23 1/4 in. (59.055 cm)

Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College: Lent by Valerie Franklin

EL.990.54.27870

Geography/Culture

Oceania, Melanesia

Period

19th-20th century

Object Name

Mask

Classification

Oceania

Not on view

Exhibition History

Peoples of Oceania: Selections from the Permanent Collection, Harrington Gallery Teaching Exhibition, Antrhopology 47, Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, April 1-30, 1995.

Faces of Culture: Masks from the Permanent Collection of the Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, November 1, 1991-November 1, 1993.

Provenance

Harry A. Franklin, Los Angeles, California 1950; Harry A. Franklin Family, Los Angeles, California, 1983; lent to present collection, 1990.

Old Number

O0365

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