From: New Guinea | Sepik River

Curatorial Section: Oceanian

View All (3) Object Images

Object Number 58-17-38
Current Location Collections Storage
Provenience New Guinea | Sepik River
Section Oceanian
Materials Wood | Plant Fiber | Pigment

Fairly heavy wood; back is concave; elliptical in shape. Eyes, nostrils and mouth openings; long nose or beak extends below bottom of mask. Painted in simple curvilinear designs in red, black and white. All of one eye, part of nostril and beak has had the paint scraped off. Fiber "collar" about 1.5 cm. wide attached through holes in sides of mask around lower third of it.

Length 47.8 cm
Width 22.5 cm
Credit Line Bequest of Harry B. Wright, 1958

Report problems and issues to