Papua New Guinea State/Province
East New Britain See full details
Wooden head ornament depiciting a human figure, painted red, yellow, white, green and black. Shell disc eyes on obverse and reverse.
CH classification INDIGENOUS CULTURES Melanesian & South Sea Islander ornament
L355 x W108 mm
Wood, shell and paint.
History and use
Crafted by men only, this humanoid figure is a dance accessory used during festivals and ceremonies.