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ID: 700001785Record Type: Movable Work
Images: 1
Mask (ceremonial object; Unknown; ca. 1870; Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa (Wellington, Welling...; FE000530)
Note: Masks, often made predominantly of turtle shell, were a feature of Torres Strait Islander culture. This example is unusual, if not unique, in its incorporation of a European-style, broad-brimmed hat. It is one of several important examples in Te Papa's collections that show early and striking Pacific adaptations of European hat styles.
Titles:
Mask (preferred,C,U,RP,English-P,U,U)
Catalog Level: item
Work Types:
ceremonial object [300234117] (preferred)
..... (Objects Facet, Object Genres (Hierarchy Name), object genres (object classifications), <object genres by function>)
mask (costume) [300138758]
..... (Objects Facet, Furnishings and Equipment (Hierarchy Name), Costume (Hierarchy Name), costume (mode of fashion), <costume by function>)

Classifications:
ceremonial (preferred)

Creation Date: ca. 1870

Creator Display:
Unknown [preferred,VP]
craftsman unknown (unknown cultural designation) [500125274]
Locations:
Current: Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa (Wellington, Wellington region, North Island, New Zealand) [500311561] Corporate Bodies (Corp. Body)
Repository Numbers: FE000530
Credit Line: Gift of the Marquess of Normanby, 1875
Creation: Torres Strait [7001984] Oceania (continent), World (facet) (Geographic)
Display Materials: turtle shell, sennit, shells, feathers, pigment
feather (material) [300011809]
.......(Materials Facet, Materials (Hierarchy Name), materials (matter), <materials by origin>, biological material, animal material, keratinous material)
candlenut oil [300014288]
.......(Materials Facet, Materials (Hierarchy Name), materials (matter), <materials by composition>, organic material, oil (organic material), <oil by composition or origin>, vegetable oil)
shell (animal material) [300011829]
.......(Materials Facet, Materials (Hierarchy Name), materials (matter), <materials by composition>, combination inorganic/organic material, combination inorganic/organic animal material, <shell and shell material>)
sennit [300379318]
.......(Materials Facet, Materials (Hierarchy Name), materials (matter), <materials by form>, <materials by physical form>, <fiber and fiber products>, fiber products, cord (fiber product))
pigment [300013109]
.......(Materials Facet, Materials (Hierarchy Name), materials (matter), <materials by function>, colorant (material))

Dimensions: 430 (height) x 374 (width) x 355 (depth) mm
Cultures:
Oceanic (preferred)

General Subject:
ceremonial object (preferred )

List/Hierarchical Position:
..... Top of the CONA hierarchy
.......... Movable Work
Sources and Contributors:
Mask........ [VP]
........ Te Papa spreadsheet (2012)
........ Te Papa online (2000-) http://collections.tepapa.govt.nz/ObjectDetails.aspx?oid=162049; accessed 20 August 2012
Subject: ....... [VP]
Note:
English ..... [VP]
..... Te Papa online (2000-) http://collections.tepapa.govt.nz/ObjectDetails.aspx?oid=162049; accessed 20 August 2012
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