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Skull Mask

Date:
late 19th–early 20th century
Geography:
Papua New Guinea, New Britain
Culture:
Tolai people
Medium:
Human skull, parinarium nut paste, human hair, paint
Dimensions:
H. 9 7/8 x W. 6 x D. 4 1/4 in. (25.1 x 15.2 x 10.8 cm)
Classification:
Bone/Ivory-Sculpture
Credit Line:
The Michael C. Rockefeller Memorial Collection, Purchase, Nelson A. Rockefeller Gift, 1960
Accession Number:
1978.412.758
Not on view
Ralph C. Altman, Los Angeles, until 1960; The Museum of Primitive Art, New York, 1960–1978

Art of Oceania, Africa, and the Americas from the Museum of Primitive Art. New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1969, no. 53.



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