University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
Native NameTatanua
Object Number: P4555
Current Location: Collections storage
Provenience: Bismarck Archipelago
New Ireland
Date Made: Before 1913
Early Date: 1900
Late Date: 1913
Section:Oceanian
Materials:Wood
Plant Fiber
Rattan
Cotton
Feather
Lime
Sea Snail Operculum
Pigment
Technique:Carved
Height: 42cm
Length: 40cm
Width: 19cm
Credit Line:Purchased from J. F. G. Umlauff, 1913
Other Number2208 - Other Number

Description

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.


Bibliography:

[Article] Hall, H. U. 1935. "Malagan of New Ireland". The University Museum Bulletin. 5 (4) : Page/Fig./Plate: p. 9, Pl. III, topView Objects cited in this Publication
[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 rightView Objects cited in this Publication
[Book] Quick, Jennifer. 2004. Magnificent Objects from the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology. : Page/Fig./Plate: p. 166View Objects cited in this Publication

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