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Funerary Mask

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Native Name:
Tatanua
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
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.
Height:
42cm
Length:
40cm
Width:
19cm
Other Number:
2208   -   Other Number

Bibliography:

[Article] Hall, H. U. 1935. "Malagan of New Ireland". The University Museum Bulletin. 5 (4) : Page/Fig./Plate: p. 9, Pl. III, top
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[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
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[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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