Helmet mask, Timp sonk

Helmet mask, Timp sonk
Helmet mask, Timp sonk
Date:
20th century
Location:
de Young
Gallery 30
Century:
Media:
Bamboo, Rattan, Bark Fiber, And Cassowary Feathers
Dimensions:
123 x 44 x 42 cm (48 7/16 x 17 5/16 x 16 9/16 in.)
Object Type:
Country:
Continent:
Oceania
Culture/People:
Mendi
Provenance:

Wayne Heathcote

Accession Number:
2007.44.21
Acquisition Date:
2007-10-11
Credit Line:

Gift of Marcia and John Friede in honor of Diane B. Wilsey and Harry S. Parker III

Split bamboo frame with rattan coiled around outside. This is stitched to the frame with thinner rattan strips in vertical lines. At the top a two ply bark fiber string is wound around to hold the cluster of cassowary feathers in place.

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