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Mask, mivai
Mask, mivai
Date:
20th century
Location:
de Young
Gallery 30
Century:
Media:
Bamboo, Rattan, Sago Leaf, And Red And White Clay Pigment
Dimensions:
33 x 45.7 x 50.8 cm (13 x 18 x 20.5 in.)
Object Type:
Country:
Continent:
Oceania
Culture/People:
Sawos People
Provenance:

Jolika Collection of New Guinea Art

Accession Number:
2007.44.104
Acquisition Date:
2007-10-11
Credit Line:

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

Exhibition History:

2005 - New Guinea Art. Masterpieces from the Jolika Collection of Marcia and John Friede. De Young Museum, San Francisco, 2005.

Made from a number of basketry elements that are lashed together to form the mask. The outer surface was then coated with a thick clay mixture which once dry was painted with pigments. The basket weave would not have been visible once the mask was completed.

Contemporaneous Works “Art from the same century and country”

Bark cloth
Bark cloth (20th century)
Dance mask
Dance mask (20th century)
Spirit pole, Bis
Spirit pole, Bis (early 20th century)
Apron adorner, Kwi agip