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Gable Ornament

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Object Number:
29-50-615
Current Location:
Collections storage
Culture:
Iatmul
Provenience:
New Guinea
Sepik River
Kararau
Date Made:
Before 1914
Early Date:
1894
Late Date:
1914
Section:
Oceanian
Materials:
Wood
Pigment
Technique:
Carved
Painted
Description:
Wood.. Large oval human face painted white, with red and black details. Open holes for mouth and eyes. The designs painted on the face resemble those in face paint worn by men on ceremonial occasions. Large masks like this one are fixed to the front of large ceremonial men's houses.
Height:
130cm
Credit Line:
Purchased from Max Boehmig through Emil Roehrig (Barthels Mfg. Co.)
Other Number:
527   -   Other Number

Bibliography:

[Book] Wingert, Paul S. 1953. Art of the South Pacific Islands. : Page/Fig./Plate: Fig. 29
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[Book] Wardwell, Allen. 1971. The Art of the Sepik River. : Page/Fig./Plate: p. 61
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