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Title

Mask

collected 1964


Artists

Unknown Artist


Details


Cultural origin

Fore people


Date

collected 1964


Media category

Sculpture


Materials used

carved tree fern, feathers, burr, plant fibres, seeds, pig tusk, 4 teeth, white and pink natural pigments, knotted plant fibre headdress: double stranded, top with 13 cowrie shells, bottom with 15 cowrie shells


Dimensions

73.0 x 17.6 x 14.5 cm approx. :

0 - Whole, 47 cm (18 1/2"), Bottom of head to top of burr hair, approx.

0 - Whole, 73 cm (28 3/4"), Bottom of head to top of feather, approx.

0 - Whole, 19.6 cm (7 11/16"), Width, approx.

0 - Whole, 14.5 cm (5 11/16"), Depth, approx.


Credit

Purchased 1977


Location

Not on display


Accession number

292.1977



Place

Where the work was made
Okapa District

Referenced in 1 publication

Bibliography


Tony Tuckson, Aboriginal and Melanesian art, Sydney, 1973. cat.no. H52