An image of Gourd head with human hair wig

Unknown Artist

Gourd head with human hair wig

Other titles:
Gourd mask with human hair wig
Location
Not on display
Place of origin
Wapenamanda, Enga Province, Papua New Guinea
Cultural origin
Enga or Duna people
Year
mid 20th century
collected 1963
Media
Mixed media, Ceremonial object
Medium
gourd (Lagenaria siceraria), human hair, seeds, mammalian teeth, plant resin, wood, plant fibre string, nassa shells (Nassarius), black pigment, red synthetic pigment
Dimensions
35.0 x 55.0 x 24.0 cm
Credit
Gift of Stan Moriarty 1978
Accession number
287.1978
Copyright
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