Spirit mask, Mwai

Spirit mask, Mwai
Spirit mask, Mwai
Date:
C-14 dating: 1660–1890 (95.4% probability)
Location:
de Young
Gallery 30
Century:
Media:
Wood, Pigment, Human Hair, Cowrie, Nassa And Conus Shell, Clay, And Bast Fiber
Dimensions:
104.1 x 30.5 x 17.8 cm (41 x 12 x 7 in.)
Object Type:
Country:
Continent:
Oceania
Culture/People:
Iatmul People; Woliagwi Subgroup
Provenance:

"Arthur Speyer Collection, Eltville, Germany (before 1912); Harry Franklin Collection, Beverly Hills." (Catalog #168, New Guinea Art: Masterpieces from the Jolika Collection of Marcia and John Friede, 2005, Volume 2, p. 109.)

Accession Number:
2007.44.74
Acquisition Date:
2007-10-11
Credit Line:

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

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