necklace (neck ornament (personal adornment)); trophy

Brass trophy mask suspended on a chain, indicating the taking of a head. The face shape is oval, with stylised features and hair, and with pierced ears. A heavy white metal chain is attached to one of two holes pierced in the edge of the mask. This type of mask usually has tuft decorations, though this example does not.

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