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Dance Apron


Artist Unknown (Papua New Guinea)


20th century

Institution Minneapolis Institute of Arts
Location Not on view.
Dance Apron, Artist Unknown (Papua New Guinea)
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Medium: Textiles, Costume Accessory (Do Not Use) | Raffia, pigment, fibers, shells, beads, wood
Size: 24 3/8 x 28 5/8 x 3 1/8 in. (61.91 x 72.71 x 7.94 cm) (with pendants extended)
Creation Place: Oceania, Melanesia, Papua New Guinea, Ramu, Ramu Delta, Wattam Village, Sepik/Ramu
Culture: Oceania, Melanesia, Papua New Guinea, Ramu, Ramu Delta
Style: 20th century
Inscriptions: Tag 'H1325', on tag, attached to UL corner on back of face
Physical Description: shield-shaped face with raised features delineated with 3 different sized cowrie shells; decorated wood stick through nose; 13 radiating hanging pendants with shells and ending in bean-shaped elements
Credit: Collection Minneapolis Institute of Arts; The Frances M. Norbeck Fund
Accession Number: 99.101.1
Added to Site: February 28, 2009