An image of Mask for initiation ceremonies

Unknown Artist

Mask for initiation ceremonies

Other titles:
Grassman, Mask, fighting stick and rattle to be worn together
Location
Not on display
Place of origin
Kainantu District, Eastern Highlands Province, Papua New Guinea
Cultural origin
Tairora people
Year
mid 20th century
collected 1966
Media
Sculpture, Ceremonial object
Medium
cassowary feathers (Casuarius), rattan frame, 2 pig tusks, wood, pangi seeds (Pangium edule), rattan, plant fibres, nassa shells (Nassarius), marsupial fur, wood, red and black pigments, green, blue and red parrot feathers
Dimensions
183.0 x 79.0 x 75.0 cm figure; stick 67.2 cm length; rattle 151.5 cm length :
a - cassowary feather mask; 183 x 79 x 75 cm; length
b - rattle; 151.5 cm; length
c - club; 67.2 cm
Credit
Gift of Stan Moriarty 1974
Accession number
31.1974.a-c
Copyright
© Tairora people, under the endorsement of the Pacific Islands Museums Association's (PIMA) Code of Ethics