(image added 2008)
Moi, Middle Sepik River region, East Sepik Province, Papua New Guinea.
Woven basketry mask, possibly representing a parrot. Central crest runs from top of head to base of mask. Open work eyes decorated with white clay and ultramarine pigment. Two attached ears with fiber decoration. Overall condition: good, pigment flaking, surface dirt.
Artform: OCEANIC ART
Artist: Abelam People
Country/Culture: Melanesia: Papua New Guinea
Period: 19th century
Date: 20th century
Medium: Rattan, vegetal fiber, mud, pigment traces
Size: 35.6 x 25.4 x 28.6 cm
Museum: Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn, NY
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