Collection Online
earth pigments on wood, fibre, cowrie shells, human hair, mother of pearl, pig tuskm cassowary feathers
93.0 × 37.0 × 22.0 cm
Place/s of Execution
Papua New Guinea
Accession Number
Pacific Art
Credit Line
National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
Purchased, 1970
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Gallery location
Not on display
Physical description
Elongated wooden mask, hollow at the back, the edge with a thick fringe of light brown ribre with a shock of cassowary feathers at the top. Around the outside of the face, a double row of cowrie shells set in resin, eyes with mother of pearls. Face decorated with circles of shells set in resin. The eyebrows are of human hair.