Art/ Collection/ Art Object

Mask (Mawa)

Date:
mid-19th–early 20th century
Geography:
Australia, Saibai Island, Torres Strait
Culture:
Torres Strait Islander
Medium:
Wood, paint, shells, cloth, wool, fiber
Dimensions:
H. 19 7/8 x W. 8 1/4 x D. 5 3/4 in. (50.5 x 21 x 14.6 cm)
Classification:
Wood-Sculpture
Credit Line:
The Michael C. Rockefeller Memorial Collection, Bequest of Nelson A. Rockefeller, 1979
Accession Number:
1979.206.1412
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 354
[Julius Carlebach Gallery, New York, until 1952]; Nelson A. Rockefeller, New York, 1952, on loan to The Museum of Primitive Art, New York, 1956–1978

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. 205.

Kjellgren, Eric. How to Read Oceanic Art. How to Read 3. New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 2014, p. 60.

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