Arts of the Pacific Islands
Wood, tree fern, vegetal-fiber paste, boar tusks, pigment
late 19th or early 20th century
22 x 5 x 4 in. (55.9 x 12.7 x 10.2 cm) (show scale)
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Gift of Marcia and John Friede
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Malakula. Figure (Nambuas), late 19th or early 20th century. Wood, tree fern, vegetal-fiber paste, boar tusks, pigment, 22 x 5 x 4 in. (55.9 x 12.7 x 10.2 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of Marcia and John Friede, 74.121.10. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 74.121.10_front_PS6.jpg)
front, 74.121.10_front_PS6.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph, 2011
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Ritual head composed of tree fern and clay with boars tusks moulded around a short wooden staff. Head is painted red, white and black. Back of head and chin area painted with red and black dots. Tusks extend upward from corners of mouth and are joined to ridge-like eyebrows.
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