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ArtistTorres Strait Islanders
DateLate 19th century
Dimensions28 3/8 inches (72 cm)
MediumWood, human hair, shell, seedpod, fiber, pigment, melo shell and coix seeds
Credit Line2015.55; Gift of C. O. Miniger and Purchased with funds from the Libbey Endowment, Gift of Edward Drummond Libbey, by exchange
The mask has an old adhesive repair on the back in a crack running down the center. Part of one shell eye is missing and the existing mount needs to be reworked to provide better support. Treatment will include a reduction of old adhesive on the surface, stabilization of old repairs with new adhesive and fill material and reworking or replacing the mount.