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Mask

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Object Number:84-2-45
Current Location: Collections Storage
Provenience: New Guinea
Middle Sepik River
Section:Oceanian
Materials:Wood
Cowrie
Pigment
Credit Line:Gift of Benjamin Bernstein, 1984

Description

Large oval mask with exceedingly long thin pointed nose. Cowrie shell eyes. Incised and painted decoration: circles with four-petalled motifs on cheeks, flanked by repeated arcs and crescents, the latter with serrated edges. Similar designs on forehead. Yellow, red, black, white pigments. Hole cut through at top. Cracked at chin.

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