Middle Sepik River mask, PNG
Mask in the form of a human face with a lobed and bulbous forehead, tongue protruding and a bird’s head and neck protruding from the chin (which could be used to hold the mask up to the face of the wearer).
Material: Wood, painted with natural ochres, cassowary feathers, natural fibres
Origin: Said to be from the Middle Sepik River region of Papua New Guinea
Age: Probably from the third quarter of the 20th century
Dimensions: 55 x 15 x 10 cm
Condition: Very good. Beard is pretty much intact, as is the ochre colouring.
Stock no: M012
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