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Bust of Male Figure

A1955.83.2

Composed of dense black wood, highlighted with intricate, inlaid decoration in mother of pearl. It is further embellished with natural vegetable fibers.  This dramatic image, probably representing a spirit, is characteristic of the Solomon Islands.

Artist: Solomon Islanders

Title: Bust of Male Figure

Medium: Wood inlaid with mother-of-pearl and fibers

Dates: Early to Mid 20th Century

Culture: Solomon Islander

Accession Number: A1955.83.2

Rights Statement: Image Copyright - Staten Island Museum

Credit: Gift of Allen Gerdau

Tags: 20th century, bust, mother of pearl, sculpture, solomon islands, wood