University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
Object Number: 18240
Current Location: Collections storage
Provenience: Caroline Islands
Satawan (uncertain)
Lukunor (uncertain)
Date Made: 1870s
Early Date: 1830
Late Date: 1880
Section:Oceanian
Materials:Wood
Pigment
Technique:Carved
Painted
Height: 94cm
Width: 47cm
Thickness: 22cm
Credit Line:Gift of William Pepper, 1891

Description

Heavy, triangular shaped wooden mask. White, with small diamond shaped black mouth, black wing-like eyebrows. Long thin raised nose, small horizontal slits for eyes. Black edging around chin and across top, round black appendage at top right corner. White pigment very much worn away. There is a built-out ledge at the top in back, so this may have been worn in dances. Also hung and displayed in ceremonial men's houses.


Bibliography:

[Book] Linton, Ralph & Wingert, Paul S. 1946. Arts of the South Seas. : Page/Fig./Plate: p.74View Objects cited in this Publication
[Catalogue] 1965. Guide to the Collections, The University Museum. : Page/Fig./Plate: 126View Objects cited in this Publication

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