- Museum number
- Object: Kovave
Head-dress, mask, of barkcloth. Upper part is bottle-shaped formed of a framework covered with barkcloth, painted black, white and red, on one side a face with long pointed jaws.From base hangs a quantity of pale yellow fibre, like wood shavings.
- Production date
- 19thC (before 1885)
Height: 165 centimetres (crate)
Width: 73.40 centimetres (crate)
Depth: 77.60 centimetres (crate)
- Curator's comments
- Registration slip description, written in 1885?:
Head dress. The upper part is bottle shaped formed of a framework covered with bark cloth, painted black white and red on one side a face with long pointed jaws. Long ears with pendants. From the base hangs a quantity of pale yellow fibre, like wood shavings.
Cat. No. 11. Mask. Great Papuan Gulf
- Not on display
- Exhibition history
2003 15 Dec-2009 Jun, BM, 'Living and Dying'
2015 5 Feb-6 Dec, London, BM, G91, Shifting patterns: Pacific barkcloth clothing
- Acquisition date
- 5 December 1885
- Africa, Oceania and the Americas
- Registration number
- Additional IDs
CDMS number: Oc1885C2.2486 (old CDMS no.)