Collection Online
synthetic polymer paint on wood, feathers, fibre, plant roots, cane, polyester and cotton
(a-b) 65.2 × 39.5 × 42.7 cm (overall) (variable)
Place/s of Execution
East New Britain Province, New Britain, Papua New Guinea
Accession Number
Pacific Art
Credit Line
National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
Presented through the NGV Foundation by Todd Barlin, Governor, 2005
© Tolai people
This digital record has been made available on NGV Collection Online through the generous support of The Vizard Foundation
Gallery location
Not on display
Physical description
Stylised carved mask with a feather headdress worn by men during initiation ceremonies and cultural festivals. These masks are used to adorn special structural platforms and houses for special celebrations.