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Spirit Board

Origin Era River
Title Spirit Board (Gope)
Date Unknown
Medium Wood and pigment
Dimensions Object: 50 3/4 × 10 7/8 × 2 in. (128.9 × 27.6 × 5.1 cm)
Overall: 50 3/4 x 10 7/8 x 2 in. (128.9 x 27.6 x 5.1 cm)
Credit Line Eskenazi Museum of Art, Indiana University
Accession Number 80.72.4

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About this Work

Owned by individuals and kept in men’s ceremonial houses, boards such as this one were meant to serve as the dwelling place of the spirit that it depicts.

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