Mask

Photography Carl Warner

Photography Carl Warner

Photography Carl Warner

Photography Carl Warner

Photography Carl Warner

Photography Carl Warner

Registration number
4087
Item name
Mask 
Category
Dance/Performance
Bodywear
Sculpture/Carving
 
Indigenous name
 
Maker
 
Associated cultural group
 
Place
Pacific > Papua New Guinea > Morobe Province > Umboi (or Rooke) Island > Siassi
Map
Collector
Unrecorded 
Acquisition date
January 01, 1950 
Acquisition method
Donated by Reverend M. Lohe ? 
Raw material
Plant fibre, coconut (Cocos nucifera); wood; string; feather, cassowary (Casuarius sp); paint
Dimensions
H: W: L: D: Circum:

Description

Mask made of coconut fibre. A fish goes right through the top, its tail apparently in front. The front of the mask is a figured man's face in red, white and black. Cassowary feathers surmount the top.

Research notes

October 1996 - note on tag that Peter Specht identified this mask as Siassi - Tami, West New Britain.

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