Sculpture

Production date
Unknown
Country
Papua New Guinea
State/Province
East New Britain
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Object detail

Description
Dance ornament featuring the painted wooden head of a hornbill bird with white, yellow, brown, blue and red pigment.
Classification
CH classification INDIGENOUS CULTURES Melanesian & South Sea Islander dance ornament
Maker
Production date
Unknown
Measurements
L355 x W60 x H130 mm
Media/Materials description
Wood and pigment.
History and use
This painted wooden mouthpiece carved in the shape of a hornbill head, was held between the teeth during specific types of men's dances.
Registration number
E8589

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