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1 2000.14.1 Model Portable anatomical model with colored diagram of dorsal view of male human figure takes up most of panel; label in upper left corner, "SMITH'S/New Outline Map/OF THE/HUMAN SYSTEM", "ANATOMICAL REGIONS/No.2", "PUBLISHED BY/AMERICAN MANAKIN CO./PEORIA, ILLINOIS"; on white paper in red ink "Directions for Care" glued in upper right corner. Interior - left side: multi-colored diagram of ventral view of male human figure takes up most of panel; in upper left corner, same label as right panel except "ANATOMICAL REGIONS/No.1"; bottom edge has molding with two insets (to hold (b)) and worn red felt; top edge has pivoting wooden bracket closure and brass clasp (to hold (b)). b) two sided figure of male human: obverse shows ventral view of body highlighting skeletal and circulatory systems, as well as small hooks each labeled with an alphabet letter; reverse is dorsal view of body highlighting muscular and nervous systems. c-z are thin metallic illustrated removable body parts with small slots labeled with an alphabet letter. c) two-sided diagram of thoracic region; obverse depicts muscle, circulatory and accretionary systems; reverse "SYMPHATIC/NERVOUS SYSTEM", "12". d) diagram of right thoracic region; reverse "11". e) diagram of right thigh muscle; reverse "4". f) diagram of left femoral artery and muscles; reverse "3". g) diagram of Sartorius; reverse "9". h) diagram of colon and intestine; reverse "16". i) two-sided diagram, obverse depicts face and head; reverse diagram of eye, "33". j) diagram of "Rectus Femoris"; reverse "5". k) diagram of "Biceps Flexor Cubiti"; reverse "6". l) diagram of "Diaphragm"; reverse "19". m) diagram of right lung; reverse "24". n) diagram of brain; reverse "31". o) diagram of "Digitoram pedis"; reverse "1". p) diagram of left lung; reverse "23". q) diagram of "Pectoralis Major"; reverse "28". r) diagram of internal left lung; reverse "22". s) two-sided diagram of liver; reverse "17", "18". t) diagram of forearm muscles; reverse "10". u) diagram of "Triceps Extensor Cubiti"; reverse "7". v) diagram of "Pancreas", "Spleen"; reverse "13". w) two-sided diagram of stomach; reverse "14", "15". x) diagram of right hand stamped "American Manakin Co.". y) diagram of "Deltoid" muscle; reverse "29". z) two-sided diagram of heart; reverse "20".
2 2000.2.83 Carving, ancestor This is a rectangular wooden Asmat carving depicting three individuals, most likely ancestor figures. It is comprised entirely of unpainted dark wood which is very grainy. The bottom and top of the piece are similar bars of straight wood. The sides of the piece are framed in decorative hornbill beaks which connect with the bodies of the three depicted individuals. The bottom individual is in a seated position, with bent knees and elbows resting upon the knees. The two upper individuals are crouched above the bottom individual, with the right one standing upon the shoulders. The arms of the left upper individual are grasping the counterpart’s waist, while its hands are grasping at the elbows of the other. All three figures are of ambiguous biological sex, as they lack either the characteristic carved genitalia features. Ancestor worship plays an incredibly prominent role in Asmat society. The spirits of ancestors are commonly believed to inhabit the rainforests and the art pieces which depict them. Asmat artists carve the likeness of their ancestors into their works in order to call upon a variety of mystical enchantments or powers, such as protection in war, fertility, or good fortune. Ancestral carvings are often produced for events such as building dedications, ceremonial festivals, and funeral rites. After their primary function has been fulfilled, many carvings are discarded in the rainforests so that the spirits which inhabit them may rejuvenate the sago trees. Ancestral carvings are produced by the artist whose ancestors are depicted, making them of high personal value. 2000.2.83 (Carving, ancestor) image
3 2007.3.0001 Egungun, Mask Layered piece of ceremonial clothing. Appears to be a large rectangle. Pieces of fabric are attached to a board. All material hand stiched on. Material is in all different colors and styles. Many pieces have felt triangular trim attached. Hand knotted panel in center for wearer to see out of. Open at bottom. Appears to have arm coverings, but the are not, they are just adornment. Color: RD, BL, BK, YL 2007.3.0001 (Egungun, Mask) image
4 2007.3.0002 Mask Male Songye kifwebe mask. Black, white, and brown stripes on front. Large sagittal crest. Slitted eyes, rectanular mouth, beard attached. Shells decorate hair of mask. Nose has damage at end. Paint flaking, most of red paint is gone. Beard and hair costume are falling out. Shells are very loose and fragile. Wood stained and discolored from use. Rope holding raffia is frayed and worn. Color: BR, BK, WH, RD 2007.3.0002 (Mask) image
5 2008.4.0001 Mask Dark brown wood mask with oval face with raffia. Small eye holes. Horns protrude from top of the mask. Eyebrow area protrudes. Nose triangular. Neck area is carved into four bands. Long beak; open mouth. Raffia attatched around top of mask with varying lengths of raffia. Scrapes and wear on the beak area, nose worn smooth of pigment. Crack on right side of beak near neck. Repaired crack along bottom of beak. Inside portion of lower beak reattatched. Mask attached to stand by donor. Raffia not original per donor. Color: BR, TN 2008.4.0001 (Mask) image