Mask - Eharo

Production date
1913
Country
Papua New Guinea
State/Province
Gulf of Papua New Guinea
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Description
Mask - Eharo, bark cloth on a cane frame, features a representation of a pig's head.
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Measurements
H670 x W470 x D300mm
Media/Materials description
Plant fibre
History and use
This eharo mask is from Gulf province in Papua New Guinea, and depicts a pig's head. Many masks represent ancestral and/or totemic spirits.

Masks like this from the Gulf are used during the hevehe ceremonies and are worn by men. The hevehe ceremonies are significant as they are associated with initiation and involve feasting and gift giving.
Registration number
E237

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