Arts of the Pacific Islands
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Iatmul. Pigment Dish, 20th century. Wood, pigment, 8 x 3 x 1 in. (20.3 x 7.6 x 2.5 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of Arturo and Paul Peralta-Ramos, 56.6.48. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 56.6.48.jpg)
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Small wooden dish with carved head of a crocodile on one end and a skull mask on the other. Red and white pigment in recesses of carving. Crack at base that is stable. Some soil in grain of wood.
From catalogue card: Small bowl for body paints. Flat oval bowl with carved head of crocodile at one end and carved mask skull at other end, forming handles.
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