Search the Collections

Round mask with feathers (headdress ornament)
Round mask with feathers (headdress ornament)
Date:
19th century
Location:
de Young
Gallery 30
Century:
Media:
Alstonia Wood (duduye), Pigment, Feathers
Dimensions:
15 x 15 x 2 cm (5 7/8 x 5 7/8 x 13/16 in.)
Object Type:
Country:
Continent:
Oceania
Culture/People:
Torembi Village; Sawos People
Provenance:

"Collected in 1908-11 on the Hamburg South Seas Expedition, Museum für Völkerkunde, Hamburg (G719); Serge Brignoni Collection, Bern, Switzerland." (Catalog #229, New Guinea Art: Masterpieces from the Jolika Collection of Marcia and John Friede, 2005, Volume 2, p. 119.)

Accession Number:
2005.180.15
Acquisition Date:
2005-02-28
Credit Line:

Gift of Marcia and John Friede

Carved from one piece of wood with inserted fethares along edge with red and white pigment designs.

Contemporaneous Works “Art from the same century and country”

Dance hat
Dance hat (19th century)
Hair ornament, manyan
Hair ornament, manyan (19th–early 20th century)
Pigment dish
Pigment dish (19th–early 20th century)
Dance club
Dance club (19th–early 20th century)