University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
Object Number: 2012-36-1
Current Location: Collections storage
Culture:Bontoc
Provenience: Philippine Islands
Manufacture Location: St. Louis
Maker: Casper Mayer
Date Made: 1904
Early Date: 1904
Late Date: 1904
Section:Oceanian
Materials:Plaster
Height: 43.5cm
Outside Diameter:20.2cm
Credit Line:Museum Purchase; Sharpe Fund 2012

Description

Plaster life bust of Cartapia, Bontoc woman at Philippine Village at the Louisiana Purchase Exposition (St. Louis World Fair) in 1904. Made by sculptor Casper Mayer (1871-1931). The string of beads in her hair is similar to necklace 50-49-181.


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