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Canoe Bow Ornament

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Object Number:29-50-623
Current Location: Collections Storage
Provenience: New Guinea
Kaulagu
Section:Oceanian
Materials:Palm Spathe
Wood
Shell
Feather
Peel
Pigment
Iconography:Human Face
Height: 13 cm
Length: 80 cm
Width: 76 cm
Credit Line:Purchased from Max Boehmig through Emil Roehrig (Barthels Mfg. Co.), 1924
Other Number:6 - Other Number

Description

Human mask with protruded tongue, fastened to piece of palm spathe with three projections at top, the whole backed with heavy wickerwork. Said (original label) to be placed in large (?war) canoes as ornament and protection.

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