Collection Online
earth pigments on cane
37.3 × 27.3 × 36.3 cm
Place/s of Execution
Sepik River, Papua New Guinea
Accession Number
Oceanic Sculpture / Pacific Art
Credit Line
National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
Purchased, 1965
© the artists
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Gallery location
Not on display
Physical description
Stylised and finely woven fibre mask with a deep circular shape and woven into a zoomorphic head: raised narrow ridge with a hoop form on nose, two large eyes with small holes surrounded by circular weaving and woven concentric chevrons. The head tapers to a double knob, fan-shaped head-dress, pierced by a long panel with an undulating cane string as decoration.