Iatmul Mask, Middle Sepik Province, Papua New Guinea
height 25in (63.5cm)
mei, the elongated face with nassa shell margins, shell-inlaid eyes, the nose with two boar tusks, an extension of the nose meets the curving chin from which a bird head projects, applied with human hair and ornamental shell attachments.
Field collected by Bruce Seaman in Korogo Village
Aad van der Heyde, Pao Pao/Moorea, French Polynesia
Jack and Constance Wallinga, Minneapolis