Arts of the Pacific Islands
Wood, rattan, barkcloth, fiber, seeds, sea sponge, tapestry turban snail (Turbo petholatus) opercula, pigment
13 × 14 × 10 in. (33 × 35.6 × 25.4 cm) (show scale)
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Gift of Russell Sturgis
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Mask (Tatanua), 19th century. Wood, rattan, barkcloth, fiber, seeds, sea sponge, tapestry turban snail (Turbo petholatus) opercula, pigment, 13 × 14 × 10 in. (33 × 35.6 × 25.4 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of Russell Sturgis, 35.2212. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 35.2212_transp6191.jpg)
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Wooden mask, the face of which is painted black, red and white. Eyes made from tapestry turban snail opercula. The crest of the mask is made of bark fiber, seeds, rattan, and possibly pieces of sponge.
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