Sea Snail Operculum
Wooden mask with large crest with trade cloth and plant fiber. Eyes of sea snail opercula. Red, black and white pigment. Worn by male dancers in large scale, multi-village mortuary celebrations.
Purchased from J. F. G. Umlauff
[Article] Hall, H. U. 1935. "Malagan of New Ireland". The University Museum Bulletin. 5 (4) : Page/Fig./Plate: p. 9, Pl. III, top
[Article] Hall, H. U. 1935. "Malagan of New Ireland". The University Museum Bulletin. 5 (4) : Page/Fig./Plate: p. 7, Pl. II, in case, top, 2nd from right
[Book] Quick, Jennifer. 2004. Magnificent Objects from the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology.
: Page/Fig./Plate: p. 166
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