Undersea Chief Mask

Physical description

Painted and carved mask. Top edge has six rounded squares made of abalone and copper. Eyebrows made of copper with white and black outlines. Eyes are round mirrors ringed with copper, and red, white and black outlines. White and red detailing under each eye. Sunken green ovals surround both eyes and connect over bridge of nose. Sharp nose flares at bottom with open nostrils. Green, white and red on bridge, with black, white and red on nostrils. Cheeks are decorated with red ovals outlined by green, white and black bands of various thicknesses. Upper cheeks have more elaborate rectangles. Red mouth is wide open with curved black line around top lip. Green dashes run around mouth and chin. Black fabric hangs off back of mask, over elastic bands.