Malakula. <em>Headdress</em>, 19th 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: Brooklyn Museum, 62.18.4_threequarter_acetate_bw.jpg)

Headdress

Artist:Malakula

Medium: Bamboo, leaves, vegetal-fiber paste, tusks, pigment

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Dates:19th century

Dimensions: 20 3/4 x 19 1/2 x 21 in. (52.7 x 49.5 x 53.3 cm)

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Museum Location: Shelf 6H6-1A

Accession Number: 62.18.4

Image: 62.18.4_threequarter_acetate_bw.jpg,

Catalogue Description:
Ceremonial dance mask. Janus-faced mask/headdress molded in clay over a fiber ground. Four horn-like projections, each of clay modeled on a stick and fiber support. Mask is painted blue and red and boar's tusks, a pair on each side, ornament each face. Condition: poor. Paint chipping off; base of horns is very badly cracked; boar's tusks are loose.

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