Dance Costume Mask


From: New Guinea | Kararau

Curatorial Section: Oceanian

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Object Number 29-50-651A
Current Location Collections Storage
Provenience New Guinea | Kararau
Section Oceanian
Materials Wood | Shell | Pigment

Cf. 29-50-649. This is larger. The mask (large) has the mouth open with representation of teeth and is fringed all round with hair. It has shell inlay eyeballs. Above the mask a feathered ring surrounds the cone. The bottom fringe is of dyed grass, bunches of which also conceal two large holes on opposite sides of the cone.

Height 90 cm
Depth 54 cm
Credit Line Purchased from Max Boehmig through Emil Roehrig (Barthels Mfg. Co.), 1924
Other Number 584 - Collector Number

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