Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Spirit Faces at the Australian Museum

Through March 31, 2013, the Australian Museum of Sydney is presenting a special installation of masks from across Melanesia. Spirit Faces offers visitors the chance to discover the vast variety of South Pacific masks--in form, function, material, and associated mythology.

Visit the Australian Museum's official website.

Eharo mask  -  Papuan Gulf  -  Before 1920
Lorr mask  -  Duke of York Islands  -  Before 1885
Malanggan mask  -  New Ireland  -  Before 1887
Susu mask  -  New Britain  -  Before 1911
Overmodeled shell mask  -  Sepik, Papua New Guinea  -  Second half of 20th century

Images courtesy of the Australian Museum

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