Arts of the Pacific Islands
Wood, rattan, bark cloth, fiber, sea sponge, tapestry turban snail (Turbo petholatus) opercula, pigment
17 × 12 × 13 in. (43.2 × 30.5 × 33 cm) (show scale)
"01.180" written in ink on inside of mask
Brooklyn Museum Collection
Wooden mask with crest of bark and fibers. The mask is decorated with red paint and incised designs. The crest is made from bark fibers partly painted yellow and orange and possibly decorated with pieces of sponge. The eyes are tapestry turban snail opercula.
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Mask (Tatanua), 19th century. Wood, rattan, bark cloth, fiber, sea sponge, tapestry turban snail (Turbo petholatus) opercula, pigment, 17 × 12 × 13 in. (43.2 × 30.5 × 33 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn Museum Collection, X1033. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, X1033_transpc003.jpg)
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