University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
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Object Number:80-17-1
Current Location: Collections Storage
Provenience: New Guinea
Sepik River Area (uncertain)
Section:Oceanian
Materials:Wood
Boar Tusk
Shell
Peel
Pigment
Length: 70 cm
Width: 10 cm
Credit Line:Gift of Donald Cilea, 1980

Description

Long, thin carved human face, with projecting tongue and long nose, which extends to bottom of mask, ending in a carved bird. Eyes are conical projections inlaid with something shiny (mica?). Boar's tusk ornament in nose. Black, white, red pigment forming concentric arcs on forehead, sides of face, nose. Peel hanger at top of back.


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