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Mask

Culture/People
Witoto
Expedition
Wenner-Gren Scientific Expedition to Hispanic America (1940-1941) (Wenner-Gren Peru Expedition)
Expedition leader
Dr. Paul Fejos (Pál Fejös), Non-Indian, 1897-1963
Expedition sponsor
Axel Wenner-Gren, Non-Indian, 1881-1961
Donor
Viking Fund, Incorporated (The Wenner-Gren Foundation for Anthropological Research, Inc.), 1941-
Object Type
Masks and Masking
Native Term
higa
Object Name
Mask
Media/Materials
Bark cloth, cordage, paint
Techniques
Painted
Catalog Number
20/4807
Barcode
204807.000
Collection History
Collected between 1940 and 1941 during the Wenner-Gren Scientific Expedition to Hispanic America, led by anthropologist and filmmaker Paul Fejos (1897-1963) and sponsored by Swedish industrialist Axel Wenner-Gren (1881-1961); donated to MAI by the Viking Fund, Inc. in 1941.
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Data Source
National Museum of the American Indian
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Place
Río Amazonas (Amazon River) area near frontiers of Peru, Colombia, and Brazil; Río Ampiyacu; Maynas Province; Loreto Region; Peru