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Melanesian Polychrome Carved Wood and Fiber Mask, New Ireland, 19th century, the hollow and pierced form with highly stylized features, probably had operculum eyes at one time, the elaborate crest of cloth and plant fiber, with highly stylized painting in black, red, and white pigment, (damage, wear), ht. 14 in. Provenance: "...gotten by Garnet West from the Honolulu Museum, 1952..."


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2005-09-10

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