Ambrym. <em>Mask (Rom)</em>, 19th century. Palm spathe, bamboo, coconut fiber, hemp, pigment, 37 3/4 x 8 x 9 in. (95.9 x 20.3 x 22.9 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of Marcia and John Friede and Mrs Melville W. Hall, 86.229.5. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 86.229.5_SL1.jpg)

Mask (Rom)

Artist:Ambrym

Medium: Palm spathe, bamboo, coconut fiber, hemp, pigment

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Dates:19th century

Dimensions: 37 3/4 x 8 x 9 in. (95.9 x 20.3 x 22.9 cm)

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Accession Number: 86.229.5

Image: 86.229.5_SL1.jpg,

Catalogue Description:
Mask. Palm spathe, bamboo, coir, hemp, pigment. Diamond-shaped human face, painted white, blue, black, and traces of red; visor-like eyebrows; large attached nose, open, upturned mouth. Long, thick, twisted tendrils of raffia hang from all sides. Armature visible from behind. Condition: Very good despite small amounts of chipped paint.

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