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nov 17, 1799 - Buk (mask)

Description:

turtle shell, fiber (rafia), feathers, wood, shells
Torres Strait
3 registers: Bottom= human face, Above= face and body of a bird, and Above That (top)= feathers
part of a spiritual ritual, totems (spirit animals), face represents a hero or ancestor, worn by a dancer at ceremonies
priests, at the start of conformation, demanded that the masks be burned

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Date:

nov 17, 1799
Now
~ 219 years ago

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