Collection Online
earth pigments on wood, resin, shell, pig tusk, feathers, fibre
34.4 × 15.5 × 14.0 cm
Place/s of Execution
Avananofi village, Kavani Valley, Eastern Highlands Province, Papua New Guinea
Accession Number
Pacific Art
Credit Line
National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
Presented through the NGV Foundation by Chris Boylan, Governor, 2005
© the artist
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 wood mask decorated with feather headdress and shells with a single pig tusk projecting from the centre of the face of mask. The wood mask was said to depict the evil spirit that caused leprosy.