Kanak. <em>Mask (Pwemwe)</em>, 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)

Mask (Pwemwe)


Medium: Wood

Geograhical Locations:

Dates:late 19th–early 20th century

Dimensions: 24 x 5 x 6 1/4 in. (61 x 12.7 x 15.9 cm)


Accession Number: 22.1691

Image: CUR.22.1691_front_PS5.jpg,

Catalogue Description:
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.

Brooklyn Museum