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Art & Design

Unknown artist, Melanesian, New Ireland
Malanggan Mask, ca. 1890
Painted carved wood; turbo shell opercula (eyes); clay (eye sections, lips, beard); plant pith (hair), dry roots (long whiskers)
82.5 x 21.6 x 29.2 cm (32 1/2 x 8 1/2 x 11 1/2 inches)
Museum Works of Art Fund 43.184

Melanesian

Malanggan Mask

Unknown artist, Melanesian, New Ireland
Malanggan Mask, ca. 1890
Painted carved wood; turbo shell opercula (eyes); clay (eye sections, lips, beard); plant pith (hair), dry roots (long whiskers)
82.5 x 21.6 x 29.2 cm (32 1/2 x 8 1/2 x 11 1/2 inches)
Museum Works of Art Fund 43.184


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