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Male Initiation Mask, Galut

Abelam, East Sepik Province,
Papua New Guinea Early 20th c.

Provenance: Serge Brignoni collection, 1903-2002, Bern, Switzerland
John Friede collection, Rye, New York

Often mistakenly referred to as Yam Masks, this small mask with woven chains would have been worn on the backside of a young male initiate’s headdress during an important ceremony. The mask is made from tightly woven cane, and still retains its original decorated colors of encrusted ochre, orange and white pigments. In excellent condition.

Width: 3 ¾ in / 9.5 cm

Male Initiation Mask, Galut

Abelam, East Sepik Province,
Papua New Guinea Early 20th c.

Provenance: Serge Brignoni collection, 1903-2002, Bern, Switzerland. John Friede collection, Rye, New York

Often mistakenly referred to as Yam Masks, this small mask with woven chains would have been worn on the backside of a young male initiate’s headdress during an important ceremony. The mask is made from tightly woven cane, and still retains its original decorated colors of encrusted ochre, orange and white pigments. In excellent condition.

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