Flute Mask

Flute Mask

  • Artist

    Unknown artist

  • Production Date

    Unknown

  • Medium

    wood, pigment, feathers

  • Size

    970 x 390 x 110 mm

  • Credit

    Chartwell Collection, Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, 1988

  • Accession Number

    C1994/1/259

  • Accession Date

    Jul 1988

  • Department

    International Art

  • Classification

    Object

  • Collection

    Chartwell

  • Subjects

    masks (costume), carvings

  • 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)

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