University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
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Object Number:93-23-4
Current Location: Collections Storage
Provenience: New Guinea
Sepik River Area
Section:Oceanian
Materials:Rattan
Clay
Shell
Boar Tusk
Cassowary Feather
Pigment
Height: 49.5 cm
Width: 23 cm
Depth: 14.5 cm
Credit Line:Gift of Richard L. Miller and Linda Hodgman, 1993

Description

Rattan basketry woven in a concave shape. Protruding eyes and elongated nose molded in clay with board tusks extending upward from sides of nose. Outer edge of mask bordered with shells. Oval shaped mask bordered with Cassowary feathers.


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