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Funerary Headdress (Tugunga)

Unknownlate 19th century

Brooklyn Museum

Brooklyn Museum
Brooklyn, New York City, United States

Funerary headdress. The carved head of blackened wood, decorated by an ochre pigment decoration, rests on a wood neck-base. This base is covered by basketry weavings. The forms of the face are flat in character and are marked contrast to the undulating lines of the headdress.

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