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Owl mask of New Ireland

Late 19th – early 20th Century

MAS

MAS
Antwerp, Belgium

The owl mask was worn during the boys' initiation ritual that took place as part of the mallanggan.

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  • Title: Owl mask of New Ireland
  • Date Created: Late 19th – early 20th Century
  • Location: New Ireland [island]
  • Physical Dimensions: height: 35cm – width: 44cm – depth: 33cm
  • Subject Keywords: Ethnographic collection
  • Type: Mask
  • Medium: Rattan, bast, wood, shells, plant fibre
  • ID: AE.0086
  • Department: Ethnographic collection – Oceania
  • Acquisition: Donation from Ch. Hemeleers (1925)

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