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Arts of the Pacific Islands

MEDIUM Wood, pigment
DATES late 19th or early 20th century
DIMENSIONS 17 1/2 x 8 3/4 x 5 3/4 in. (44.5 x 22.2 x 14.6 cm)  (show scale)
INSCRIPTIONS Ex coll # 0592.1, white pigment, top, rear
CREDIT LINE Gift of Frieda and Milton F. Rosenthal
CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION Mask with prominent brow ridge and small circular eyes set in large orbitals. Large nose with full-perforated septum. Small crescent-shaped mouth set low on face. Notched "beard" encircles lower rim of mask, from ear to ear. Both ears double-perforated with additional perforation behind each. Traces of red pigment. Condition: Good, minor abrasions, nick behind notching on chin.
MUSEUM LOCATION This item is not on view
CAPTION Mask, late 19th or early 20th century. Wood, pigment, 17 1/2 x 8 3/4 x 5 3/4 in. (44.5 x 22.2 x 14.6 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of Frieda and Milton F. Rosenthal, 1991.233. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 1991.233_bw.jpg)
IMAGE overall, 1991.233_bw.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph
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