User Menu

MFA for Educators

Engage your students with the collections of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, to illustrate themes and concepts in any discipline.

Mask (rom)

Start collecting

A variety of ritual objects and materials have been associated with the grade-taking societies of the Ambrym and Malakula islands: fern-tree images, hardwood figures and drums, stone carvings, and fragile constructs of vegetal fibers. Triangular-shaped vertical headdresses such as this one...

Show Full Description

Provenance

Former Collection: Wayne Heathcote, London; Dresden Musuem

Credit Line

Gift of William E. and Bertha L. Teel

Ambrym Island, Vanuatu, 19th–20th century

Dimensions

60.96 cm (24 in.)

Accession Number

1996.395

Medium or Technique

Wood, rattan, fiber, and pigment

Collections

Africa and Oceania

Classifications

Masks