Ancestor Mask


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Artifact Identification Ancestor Mask   (1973.13.0002)
  1. Communication Artifacts
  2. :
  3. Ceremonial Artifacts
  4. :
  5. Religious Objects
Artist/Maker None
Geographic Location
Period/Date 1965-1973
Culture Melanesian
Location On Exhibitin the Southeast Asia and Oceania exhibit

Physical Analysis

Dimension 1 (Height) 252.0 cm
Dimension 2 (Depth) 77.0 cm
Dimension 3 (Width) 70.0 cm
Weight 6200 g
Measuring Remarks Height includes "handle." Oject was measured in situ.
Materials Plant--Raffia
Manufacturing Processes Plaiting, Painting
Munsell Color Information `Moderate Orange Yellow (10YR 7/10 ) -ns Grayish Olive ( 5Y 4/2) -ns

Research Remarks

Published Description N/A
Description N/A
Comparanda N/A

Image in the 2005 Illio University of Illinois Yearbook. Photo: Spurlock Museum, Fall 2006, p. 12.

Artifact History

Archaeological Data N/A
Credit Line/Dedication Purchase
Reproduction no
Reproduction Information N/A

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