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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

Cost to Adopt
$2,000- $2,400

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.