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Mask (Mai)

early to mid-20th century
Papua New Guinea, Yamok village, Middle Sepik River
Sawos people
Wood, paint, nassa shells, cowrie shells, pig's tusks, fiber
H. 23 1/2 x W. 4 3/4 x D. 6 in. (59.7 x 12.1 x 15.2 cm)
Credit Line:
The Michael C. Rockefeller Memorial Collection, Gift of Nelson A. Rockefeller, 1969
Accession Number:
Not on view
[Wayne Heathcote, Australia and Papua New Guinea, until 1965]; Nelson A. Rockefeller, New York, 1965, on loan to The Museum of Primitive Art, New York, 1965–1969; The Museum of Primitive Art, New York, 1969–1978

The Metropolitan Museum of Art. Art of Oceania, Africa, and the Americas from the Museum of Primitive Art. New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1969, no. 165.

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