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Malagan Tantanua Carved Wooden Mask

From the Collection of Burrinja Cultural Centre Cnr Glenfern Rd and Matson Dr Upwey 3158

Description
Carved wooden face mask with hollow eyes, nose and mouth. Decorated with ochre, yellow, black and white pigment. Top and back of mask is formed with plant serials, woven twine and reeds form the frame and mane down the centre and back of the mask. Hessian inside the mask.
Size
48[h] 20[w] 37[d]
Object Registration
B0165
When Made
1990s
Made By
Ben Sisia (Master carver)
Last updated
3 Mar 2017 at 10:10AM