Arts of the Pacific Islands
Palm spathe, bamboo, wood, raffia, pigment
early 20th century
36 1/2 x 49 x 3 in. (92.7 x 124.5 x 7.6 cm) (show scale)
Gift of Evelyn A. J. Hall and John A. Friede
Skull rack. Palm spathe, bamboo, wood, raffia, pigment. Oblong painted palm board lashed to heavy posterior armature upon which, at top, five prongs and a thick strap are tied. Painted in green, white, and rust is image of two wide-eyed winged faces, side by side.
Condition: fair. Two large cracks on proper right side of rack. Splintering on left edge.
This item is not on view
Iatmul. Skull Rack, early 20th century. Palm spathe, bamboo, wood, raffia, pigment, 36 1/2 x 49 x 3 in. (92.7 x 124.5 x 7.6 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of Evelyn A. J. Hall and John A. Friede, 86.229.20. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 86.229.20_bw.jpg)
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