University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
Object Number: P3032
Current Location: Collections storage
Culture:Kanak
Provenience: New Caledonia
Date Made: Before 1911
Early Date: 1875
Late Date: 1911
Section:Oceanian
Materials:Wood
Hair
Plant Fiber
Feather
Pigment
Technique:Carved
Painted
Credit Line:Purchased from W. O. Oldman, 1912
Other Number24501 - Dealer's Number

Description

Wood mask with a large topknot and long beard of human hair, with the upper portion of a cape of plant fiber netting covered with shiny black feathers. Hook-nosed face is colored black, with red nostrils. The wearer looked out between the rows of (uncolored) teeth.


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