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Dance Costume

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Object Number:29-50-654A
Current Location: Collections Storage
Provenience: New Guinea
Timbunke
Section:Oceanian
Materials:Basketry
Grass
Palm Leaf
Height: 101 cm
Width: 52 cm
Depth: 31 cm
Credit Line:Purchased from Max Boehmig through Emil Roehrig (Barthels Mfg. Co.), 1924
Other Number:597 - Other Number

Description

Long wickerwork cylinder with holes masked by bunches of grass, at the sides for the arms. The bottom is fringed with palm leaves. The top is surmoutned by a basketwork head-piece with a human mask having a long hooked nose. Below this, to the breast of the costume, is applied another similar mask.

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