University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
Object Number: 29-50-615
Current Location: Collections storage
Culture:Iatmul
Provenience: New Guinea
Sepik River
Kararau
Date Made: Before 1914
Early Date: 1894
Late Date: 1914
Section:Oceanian
Materials:Wood
Pigment
Technique:Carved
Painted
Height: 130cm
Credit Line:Purchased from Max Boehmig through Emil Roehrig (Barthels Mfg. Co.), 1924
Other Number527 - Other Number

Description

Wood.. Large oval human face painted white, with red and black details. Open holes for mouth and eyes. The designs painted on the face resemble those in face paint worn by men on ceremonial occasions. Large masks like this one are fixed to the front of large ceremonial men's houses.


Current & Past Exhibitions:

Discovering the Past: Highlights from the University Museum (IBM) (20 Jun 1989 - 20 Aug 1989)View Objects in Exhibition

Bibliography:

[Book] Wingert, Paul S. 1953. Art of the South Pacific Islands. : Page/Fig./Plate: Fig. 29View Objects cited in this Publication
[Book] Wardwell, Allen. 1971. The Art of the Sepik River. : Page/Fig./Plate: p. 61View Objects cited in this Publication

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