<em>Mask (Tatanua)</em>, 19th century. Wood, rattan, bark cloth, fiber, Turbo petholatus opercula, pigment, 20 x 7 3/4 x 12 1/2 in. (50.8 x 19.7 x 31.8 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn Museum Collection, 01.74. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 01.74.jpg)

Mask (Tatanua)

Medium: Wood, rattan, bark cloth, fiber, Turbo petholatus opercula, pigment

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Dates:19th century

Dimensions: 20 x 7 3/4 x 12 1/2 in. (50.8 x 19.7 x 31.8 cm)

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Museum Location: Brooklyn Museum, BMA, 5H1, 5D

Accession Number: 01.74

Image: 01.74.jpg,

Catalogue Description:
Wooden mask with crest of bark fiber. This headdress is in imitation of a mourning coiffure, formerly worn by the male relatives of someone who has died. Such masks are worn by dancers in the annual ceremonies honoring the dead. The mask is decorated with red paint and incised designs and the crest is partially painted yellow.

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