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Mask

Object Number:P3032
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Kanak
Provenience: New Caledonia
Date Made: Before 1911
Early Date: 1875
Late Date: 1911
Section:Oceanian
Materials:Wood
Hair
Plant Fiber
Feather
Pigment
Technique:Carved
Painted
Credit Line:Purchased from W. O. Oldman, 1912
Other Number:24501 - Dealer's Number

Description

Wood mask with a large topknot and long beard of human hair, with the upper portion of a cape of plant fiber netting covered with shiny black feathers. Hook-nosed face is colored black, with red nostrils. The wearer looked out between the rows of (uncolored) teeth.

Bibliography:

[Article] Davenport, William H. 1964. "Sculpture from La Grande Terre". Expedition: The Magazine of the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology. Philadelphia. The University Museum. Vol. 7. no. 1. Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: p. 6View Objects related to this Actual Citation

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