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Object Number:96-2-12
Current Location: Collections Storage
Provenience: New Guinea
Port Moresby
Date Made: 1960's
Early Date: 1960
Late Date: 1970
Section:Oceanian
Materials:Wood
Height: 35.5 cm
Width: 15.25 cm
Credit Line:Gift of Dr. Frederica de Laguna, 1996
Other Number:12 - Other Number

Description

Tourist carving in Sepik River style. Oval wooden mask with slanting, slit eyes cut through. Curved brows project above the raised ridge of the nose, which ends in heart-shaped nostrils. A carved ridge connecting the brows to the tip of the nose describes a flat heart-shaped area in the middle of the face. The mouth is a short straight line in the slightly projecting chin. There is a double arched decoration carved in low relief on the forehead. Hole at top with wire for hanging.

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