Collection Online
natural pigments on fibre, wood, cane
142.0 × 79.8 × 56.4 cm
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 Samuel Nylander, Member, 2005
© the artists
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
Mask is made of a lattice of narrow beads of pith interwoven with stiff fibre. The bottom of the face consists of a truncated cone or cyclinder with protruberances representing eyes on the stalk, a pierced nose with wooden pieces and ears. The bright pink is unique to the Sulka people which comes from the pith of an elder tree.