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Helmet mask

Description

Helmet mask with cane foundation covered with barkcloth, painted with earth pigments to represent a legendary animal: Melanesia, Papua New Guinea, 19th century

Museum reference

A.1951.372

Collection

World Culture

Object name

Helmet mask

Production information

Papua New Guinea, Melanesia

Date

19th century

Materials

Cane, Barkcloth

Physical description

Cane foundation covered with barkcloth; painted with earth pigments to represent a legendary animal

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