Mask - Eharo

Production date
1913
Country
Papua New Guinea
State/Province
Gulf of Papua New Guinea
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Description
Mask - Eharo, depicts a fish-head. Made from bark cloth on cane frame painted white, black and red.
Classification
CH classification INDIGENOUS CULTURES Melanesian & South Sea Islander mask
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Measurements
H670 x W490 x L300mm
Media/Materials description
Cane, bark, plant fiber
History and use
This eharo mask is from the Elema people of Gulf province in Papua New Guinea. It is made from bark cloth, over a cane frame and is painted white, black and red.

This mask was acquired by the Queensland Museum in 1913 from S. G. MacDonell, trader and general merchant who was based in Port Moresby and Orokolo in Papua New Guinea.
Registration number
E230

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