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Mei Mask


Artist Unknown (Iatmul)


c. 1920

Institution Minneapolis Institute of Arts
Location Not on view.
Mei Mask, Artist Unknown (Iatmul)
Mei Mask: Gallery Label - Current
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Medium: Decorative Arts and Utilitarian Objects, Woodwork | Wood, fibers, metal, shells, hair
Size: 19 1/2 x 5 1/4 x 5 in. (49.53 x 13.34 x 12.7 cm)
Creation Place: Oceania, Melanesia, Papua New Guinea, Middle Sepik River, Palembai Village
Culture: Iatmul, Oceania, Melanesia, Papua New Guinea, Middle Sepik River
Style: 20th century
Physical Description: Thin face with pointed beak-like open mouth; pointed tongue; upper and lower sections and ears covered with shells; PL side of eye region yellowish, PR side of eye region red; each ear has three pointed metal earrings and loose fibers; hair fragments at t
Credit: Collection Minneapolis Institute of Arts; The David Draper Dayton Fund
Accession Number: 99.39
Added to Site: February 28, 2009