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Dance Costume

Object Number:29-50-651B
Current Location: Collections Storage
Provenience: New Guinea
Kararau
Section:Oceanian
Materials:Bark
Plant Fiber
Feather
Pigment
Credit Line:Purchased from Max Boehmig through Emil Roehrig (Barthels Mfg. Co.), 1924
Other Number:584 - Other Number

Description

Cf. 29-50-649. Larger. The mask has an open mouth with representation of teeth and is fringed all round with hair. Shell inlay eyeballs. Above the mask a feathered ring surrounds the cone. The bottom fringe is of dyed grass, bunches of which also conceal two large arm holes on opposite sides of the cone.

Bibliography:

[Article] Nov 1947. "Masks". The University Museum Bulletin. Philadelphia. The University Museum. Vol. 13. no. 1. pg. 1-30 Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: p. 18View Objects related to this Actual Citation

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