Arts of the Pacific Islands
Wood, bark, fiber, Turbo petholatus opercula, pigment
12 1/4 x 8 x 10 1/2 in. (31.1 x 20.3 x 26.7 cm) (show scale)
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Gift of Russell Sturgis
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Mask (Tatanua), 19th century. Wood, bark, fiber, Turbo petholatus opercula, pigment, 12 1/4 x 8 x 10 1/2 in. (31.1 x 20.3 x 26.7 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of Russell Sturgis, 35.2212. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 35.2212_transp6191.jpg)
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Wooden mask, the face of which is painted black, red and white. Glass eyes. The crest of the mask is made of bark fiber in imitation of a mourning coiffure.
Condition: one ear missing, one partly broken; ornaments over eyes broken.
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