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Mask

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
MUSEUM LOCATION This item is not on view
ACCESSION NUMBER 1991.233
CREDIT LINE Gift of Frieda and Milton F. Rosenthal
RIGHTS STATEMENT Creative Commons-BY
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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
IMAGE overall, 1991.233_bw.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph
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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.
RECORD COMPLETENESS Good (73%)
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