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Head Ornament

Object Number:29-50-98
Current Location: Collections Storage
Provenience: New Guinea
German New Guinea
Sepik River
Plant Fiber
Width: 14.5 cm
Credit Line:Purchased from Max Boehmig through Emil Roehrig (Barthels Mfg. Co.), 1924
Other Number:242 - Other Number


Man's. Crescent-shaped, of soft wood with human face in intaglio on each side. Strings for tying under chin. Called "mask for back of head" -- probably worn on top of head like 29-50-61. Cf. 29-50-322.

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