Flute mask

1965.15.8

About this object

Object specifics

  • Type
    Mask; Religion
  • Culture
  • Artist/Maker
    Unknown or unrecorded
  • Place made
    Oceania: Melanesia: River Sepik; Oceania: Melanesia: Papua New Guinea: East Sepik: Murik Lakes
  • Date made
    1965 before
  • Materials
    Clay; Shell; Feather Cassowary; Gourd; Fibre; Tooth Pig
  • Location
    World Museum, Level 3, World Cultures
  • Acquisition
    Purchased from Gallery 43, 1965
  • Collector
    Philip Goldman
  • Place collected
    Unknown or unrecorded
  • Date collected
    1965 before
  • Measurements
    640 mm
  • Note
    A mask that was kept in a men's ceremonial house and protected sacred flutes from the eyes and hands of the uninitiated. It may represent the spirit of an ancestor, whose voice is the sound of the flute.
  • Related people
    Gallery 43 (Previous owner); Philip Goldman (Collector)

Ownership

Previous owners

  • Gallery 43

    Owned from: Unknown or unrecorded
    How acquired: Unknown or unrecorded
    Owned until: 1966
    Disposal method: Unknown or unrecorded
Object view = Humanities
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