Spirit mask costume, doroe or dekewar

Spirit mask costume, doroe or dekewar
Spirit mask costume, doroe or dekewar
Date:
20th century
Location:
de Young
Gallery 30
Century:
Media:
Wood, Rattan, Baketry, Fiber, Shell, Seeds, Cassowary And Cockatoo Feathers, And Red And White Pigment
Dimensions:
210 x 65 x 41 cm (82 11/16 x 25 9/16 x 16 1/8 in.)
Object Type:
Country:
Continent:
Oceania
Culture/People:
Jakapis Village; Asmat People; Emari Ducur Subgroup
Provenance:

"Walter Randall Collection, New York." (Catalog #516, New Guinea Art: Masterpieces from the Jolika Collection of Marcia and John Friede, 2005, Volume 2, p. 174.)

Accession Number:
2007.44.17
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.

Painted bodice made by twining the inner bark of a paper mulberry tree and coiling rattan; painted mask accessorized with ears, eyepieces, a nose, and an upright stick of cassowary feathers, and a skirt of sago fronds.

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