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Lor Mask

Arts of the Pacific Islands

MEDIUM Frontal bones of human skull, parinarium nut paste, clay, wood, human hair, fiber, pigment
DATES 19th century
DIMENSIONS 8 3/8 x 5 3/4 x 3 1/4 in. (21.3 x 14.6 x 8.3 cm)  (show scale)
INSCRIPTIONS On the inside of the skull, paper label reads: Clark Burningham, MD, 182 Clinton Street, Brooklyn, A.M. 8-10, P.M. 3-4.
CREDIT LINE Gift of Dr. Clark Burnham
CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION Frontal bones of human skull molded over with clay to form mask. Human hair bound to rattan was then attached to top edge of mask. Sides of mask are serrated.
MUSEUM LOCATION This item is not on view
CAPTION Tolai. Lor Mask, 19th century. Frontal bones of human skull, parinarium nut paste, clay, wood, human hair, fiber, pigment, 8 3/8 x 5 3/4 x 3 1/4 in. (21.3 x 14.6 x 8.3 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of Dr. Clark Burnham, 01.1521. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 01.1521_view1_acetate_bw.jpg)
IMAGE overall, 01.1521_view1_acetate_bw.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph
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