Arts of the Pacific Islands
Palm spathe, bamboo, wood, raffia, pigment
early 20th century
36 1/2 x 49 x 3 in. (92.7 x 124.5 x 7.6 cm) (show scale)
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Gift of Evelyn A. J. Hall and John A. Friede
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Iatmul. Skull Rack, early 20th century. Palm spathe, bamboo, wood, raffia, pigment, 36 1/2 x 49 x 3 in. (92.7 x 124.5 x 7.6 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of Evelyn A. J. Hall and John A. Friede, 86.229.20. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 86.229.20_bw.jpg)
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Skull rack. Palm spathe, bamboo, wood, raffia, pigment. Oblong painted palm board lashed to heavy posterior armature upon which, at top, five prongs and a thick strap are tied. Painted in green, white, and rust is image of two wide-eyed winged faces, side by side.
Condition: fair. Two large cracks on proper right side of rack. Splintering on left edge.
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