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Spirit Mask (baba)

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Artist Unknown (Abelam)

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c. 1950

Institution Minneapolis Institute of Arts
Location Not on view.
Spirit Mask (baba), Artist Unknown (Abelam)
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Medium: Decorative Arts and Utilitarian Objects, Basketry (Do Not Use) | Plant fibers, pigment, ostrich feathers
Size: 13 x 11 1/2 x 14 in. (33.02 x 29.21 x 35.56 cm)
Creation Place: Oceania, Melanesia, Papua New Guinea, Middle Sepik River, East Sepik Province
Culture: Abelam, Oceania, Melanesia, Papua New Guinea, Middle Sepik River
Style: 20th century
Physical Description: head-covering, helmet-type mask with very large eyes and beaklike nose; eyes are red, brown and yellow; small ears with feather earring in PL ear and feather topknot
Credit: Collection Minneapolis Institute of Arts; The Paul C. Johnson, Jr. Fund
Accession Number: 99.163.1
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Added to Site: February 28, 2009