Mask from Canoe Plaque
Murik Lakes, coastal Sepik River region, Papua New Guinea
19th century
Provenance: Collected on the Kaiser-Augustine expedition, 1907.
Previous Collection: Linden Museum, Stuttgart, Inv. I.C. 67680

Canoe masks were attached to a sago screen and placed in the prow of war canoes. The masks were intended to intimidate and terrify potential victims of the war party.

Height: 15 inches
IN 2-13-17 / SOLD


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