Large ceremonial mask made of tapa (bark cloth) st

Made:
1871-1920 in Papua New Guinea

Large ceremonial mask made of tapa (bark cloth) stretched over cane frame and painted black and red on white ground, half human, half-shark, used in initiation ceremonies, by Elame tribes of Papua Gulf, Papua New Guinea, 1871-1920

Details

Category:
Ethnography and Folk Medicine
Object Number:
A99596
Materials:
bark cloth, tapa, cane and wood
type:
mask

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