Mask - Flying Fox

Production date
1913
Country
Papua New Guinea
State/Province
Gulf of Papua New Guinea
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Description
Mask, bark cloth on cane frame, flying fox.
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Measurements
H315 x W950 x D210mm
Media/Materials description
Plant fibre
History and use
This mask depicts a flying fox, referred to locally as bilak bokis. It is made from bark cloth over a cane frame and is painted black, red and white.

This mask is currently exhibited as part of the "Paperskin: Bark Cloth Across the Pacific" exhibition, travelling throughout Australia and Aotearoa New Zealand in 2010.

This artefact 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
E232

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