Barrack ancestor mask (1) - Wood - Murik Lakes, Papua New Guinea

Description
Barrack ancestor mask (1) - Wood - Murik Lakes, Papua New Guinea
2nd half 20th century - Fair

Barak mask from Big Murik in the Murik Lakes region, also known as Murik Lagoon. Masks like these are not worn, but are stored in a ‘frame’ in the men's house, performing a similar role to that of ancestor sculptures. Similar masks can be found in the highly recommended book: ‘Living Spirits with fixed Abodes’. This mask has a strong, powerful expression.

Lot details
Total nr of items
1
Object
Barrack ancestor mask
Region/ country
Murik Lakes, Papua New Guinea
Material
Wood
Period
2nd half 20th century
Condition
Fair
Sold with stand
No
Dimensions
56×18×21 cm
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