Flute Mask

Flute Mask

  • Artist

    Unknown artist

  • Production Date


  • Medium

    wood, pigment, feathers

  • Size

    970 x 390 x 110 mm

  • Credit

    Chartwell Collection, Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, 1988

  • Accession Number


  • Accession Date

    Jul 1988

  • Department

    International Art

  • Classification


  • Collection


  • Subjects

    masks (costume), carvings

  • Chartwell Notes

    Please note: We have been unable to obtain direct approval for this image but we acknowledge the original maker. If the copyright owner is able to contact us, we will immediately respond. Regards, Chartwell.

  • Description

    The middle Ramu river area of the Madang province in Papua New Guinea is well known for its flute masks. This example from the Misingi village was made by an unknown artist of the Breri language group. The projections are renderings of foliage, through which the face of an ancestor can be seen. (Te Moananui a Kiwa, 2005)

Exhibition history