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Mask

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Object Number:84-2-61
Current Location: Collections Storage
Provenience: New Guinea
Middle Sepik River
Section:Oceanian
Materials:Wood
Cowrie
Pigment
Credit Line:Gift of Benjamin Bernstein, 1984
Other Number:464 - Other Number

Description

Oval mask, with face in lower half. Long, free-standing nose, curved under to touch at bottom. Inlaid cowrie shell eyes (one missing). Carved and painted decoration, including: motifs of quartered circles (white, red, yellow), two at top, two at bottom, and areas outlined with notches/serrations. Very small hole at top. Black, yellow, red, white pigments.

Typical Tambunum mask.*

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