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Dance Costume Ornament

Object Number:29-50-667
Current Location: Collections Storage
Provenience: New Guinea
Kaulagu
Section:Oceanian
Materials:Balsa Wood
Feather
Pigment
Length: 75 cm
Width: 46 cm
Credit Line:Purchased from Max Boehmig through Emil Roehrig (Barthels Mfg. Co.), 1924
Other Number:576 - Other Number

Description

Two-faced painted wooden human mask framed in openwork ornament terminating below, on each side, in a hornbill's head surmounted by a small human face compressed laterally like the bird's head. Along the top a row of clipped feathers.

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