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Zoomorphic Mask

Arts of the Pacific Islands

MEDIUM Rattan, vegetal fiber, mud, pigment traces
DATES 20th century
DIMENSIONS 14 x 10 x 11 1/4 in. (35.6 x 25.4 x 28.6 cm)  (show scale)
MUSEUM LOCATION This item is not on view
CREDIT LINE Gift of Dorothea and Leo Rabkin
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CAPTION Abelam. Zoomorphic Mask, 20th century. Rattan, vegetal fiber, mud, pigment traces, 14 x 10 x 11 1/4 in. (35.6 x 25.4 x 28.6 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of Dorothea and Leo Rabkin, 2004.75.15. Creative Commons-BY
IMAGE overall, 2004.75.15.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph
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CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION Woven basketry mask, possibly representing a parrot. Central crest runs from top of head to base of mask. Open work eyes decorated with white clay and ultramarine pigment. Two attached ears with fiber decoration. Overall condition: good, pigment flaking, surface dirt.
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