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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
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.
Credit Line:
Purchased from W. O. Oldman
Other Number:
24501   -   Oldman Number

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