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U000.50.3
Artist / Maker : Unknown Artist
Title : Untitled (Tambuan Headdress)
Date (Execution) : n.d.
Geographical Origin : Papua New Guinea
Cultural Group :
Style / Period : Contemporary Southeast Asian
Medium / Material  : Grasses; Wood; Sea Shells; Paint
Support / Technique : woven; constructed; inlaid; tied; painted
Object Type : headdresses
Visual Description : Woven grass and wood headdress the height of a full grown human. It has two arm holes beginning at approximately 42 cm from the bottom, indicating that it would add a full metre to the height of anyone wearing it. It has on its front two very large, stylized, painted woven grass masks of faces which are attached to to the main body of the headdress. The faces both have shells around them and earrings of clam shell, what appears to be hollow nut shells, and woven grasses. Hair and beards are made from fine dark grasses which surround the outside of the masks.
Accession # : U000.50.3
Width (cm) : 70.00
Height (cm) : 184.00
Depth (cm) : 74.00
Mandatory Credit : Gift of Derek Simpkins
Artist Statement :