Arts of the Pacific Islands
late 19th-early 20th century
24 x 5 x 6 1/4 in. (61 x 12.7 x 15.9 cm) (show scale)
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Museum Expedition 1922, Robert B. Woodward Memorial Fund
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Kanak. Mask (Pwemwe), late 19th-early 20th century. Wood, 24 x 5 x 6 1/4 in. (61 x 12.7 x 15.9 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Museum Expedition 1922, Robert B. Woodward Memorial Fund, 22.1691. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, CUR.22.1691_front_PS5.jpg)
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Tall, ovoid mask with open mouth with serrated teeth. A large, bulbous nose projects from center of face; smaller coffee-bean shaped eyes are above the nose. Mask has five holes below the mouth, four on each side, for attachment of costume.
Condition: good; some teeth broken.
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