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Headdress

Arts of the Pacific Islands

CULTURE Tomman Islander
MEDIUM Bamboo, leaves, vegetal-fiber paste, tusks, pigment
DATES early 20th century
DIMENSIONS 20 3/4 x 19 1/2 x 21 in. (52.7 x 49.5 x 53.3 cm)  (show scale)
INSCRIPTIONS "D.39.3 185" written in white on side of base, supposedly a depot number
MUSEUM LOCATION This item is not on view
ACCESSION NUMBER 62.18.4
CREDIT LINE Frank L. Babbott Fund
RIGHTS STATEMENT Creative Commons-BY
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CAPTION Tomman Islander. Headdress, early 20th century. Bamboo, leaves, vegetal-fiber paste, tusks, pigment, 20 3/4 x 19 1/2 x 21 in. (52.7 x 49.5 x 53.3 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Frank L. Babbott Fund, 62.18.4. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: , 62.18.4_threequarter_PS11.jpg)
IMAGE 3/4, 62.18.4_threequarter_PS11.jpg., 2019
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CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION Headdress molded in clay over a fiber ground. Four horn-like projections, each of clay modeled on a stick and fiber support. Headdress is painted blue and red. Boar's tusks, a pair on each side, ornament each face.
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Tomman Islander. <em>Headdress</em>, early 20th century. Bamboo, leaves, vegetal-fiber paste, tusks, pigment, 20 3/4 x 19 1/2 x 21 in. (52.7 x 49.5 x 53.3 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Frank L. Babbott Fund, 62.18.4. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: , 62.18.4_threequarter_PS11.jpg)

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