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Brain Cancer Headdress for Maro
  • Athena Tacha
    born 1936
    born: Larissa, Greece
  • Brain Cancer Headdress for Maro, 1992
  • Where object was made: United States
  • oyster shell, polyurethane foam, clay, glue
  • Object Height/Width/Depth: 28 x 30.5 x 35.5 cm
    Object Height/Width/Depth: 11 x 12 x 14 in
  • Gift of the artist
  • Not on display
  • 1998.0137
Description

A mask comprised of baby oyster shells, foam, gray clay that is a piece of wearable sculpture. A scroll accompanies the mask. Hot glue on aluminum. The scroll contains a letter written by the artist to her friend Maro in Greek.