Sculpture

Production date
Unknown
Country
Papua New Guinea
State/Province
East New Britain
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Description
Painted mouthpiece made of wood depicting a hornbill's head.
Classification
CH classification INDIGENOUS CULTURES Melanesian & South Sea Islander dance ornament
Maker
Measurements
L230 x W45 x H130 mm
Media/Materials description
Wood, pigment and shell.
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.

Uploaded to the Web 27 May 2011.
Registration number
E31389

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