Head Ornament

Production date
Unknown
Country
Papua New Guinea
State/Province
East New Britain
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Description
Wooden head ornament depiciting a human figure, painted red, yellow, white, green and black. Shell disc eyes on obverse and reverse.
Classification
CH classification INDIGENOUS CULTURES Melanesian & South Sea Islander ornament
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Measurements
L355 x W108 mm
Media/Materials description
Wood, shell and paint.
History and use
Crafted by men only, this humanoid figure is a dance accessory used during festivals and ceremonies.
Registration number
E8095

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