WOODEN YAM MASK, Yangouru area, Prince Alexander mountains, PNG
Such wooden yam mask, with a handle-like protrusion at the base are rarer than the woven yam masks, and only found in the far eastern Abelam regions. This mask is old, collected in 1972, showing several layers of paint that indicate re-use over many yam lining ceremonies.
Collected by Ed Boylan in 1972 near Yangoru.
Size: 41 x 16 x8 cm
Price: $ 1,600