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Catalog Number 2012.1.1
Object Name Mask, Ritual
Description Carved wooden Mai Mask with elongated features and motol extending from nose to chin, ending in a carved representation of a human head. Boar tusks curve up from nose. Cowrie shells for eyes. Raffia "beard" extends from edges of bottom 2/3 of mask. Holes in ears have fiber loops - proper right loop holds shell fragment. Painted in red, white, black, and purple. Crescent shaped hole at mouth.
Culture Iatmul
Place of Origin Oceania; Papua New Guinea; Sepik River; Middle Sepik River
Dimensions H-44 W-13.5 L-5 inches