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Lor Mask

Arts of the Pacific Islands

CULTURE Tolai
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)
MUSEUM LOCATION This item is not on view
ACCESSION NUMBER 01.1521
CREDIT LINE Brooklyn Museum Collection
RIGHTS STATEMENT Creative Commons-BY
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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, Brooklyn Museum Collection, 01.1521. Creative Commons-BY
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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. Condition: Fair. Previous horizontal break just above the eyes has been repaired numerous times. The serrated edge has broken off below the mouth. On the inside of the skull, paper label reads: Clark Burningham, MD, 182 Clinton Street, Brooklyn, A.M. 8-10, P.M. 3-4.
RECORD COMPLETENESS Good (73%)
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