Architectural Carving


From: New Caledonia

Curatorial Section: Oceanian

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Object Number 2003-32-23
Current Location Collections Storage
Provenience New Caledonia
Section Oceanian
Materials Wood | Pigment | Nail

Slab with face carved in relief and colored red and black. Broad nose and open curved mouth resemble those on masks from the center and south of La Grande Terre, except that in this case there is a tongue, hanging out. Sculpture applied to outside of house, flanking door post? Exhibited at l'Exposition universelle de Paris 1900.

Height 89.2 cm
Width 57.9 cm
Thickness 19.7 cm
Credit Line Gift of the Philadelphia Commercial Museum (also known as the Philadelphia Civic Center Museum), Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 2003
Other Number 1994.X.11455 - Other Number | L-552-17 - Other Number

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