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An image of Face board by

Yanget Valley, Middle Sepik River, East Sepik Province, Papua New Guinea

Face board
Other titles:
Mask board
Place of origin
Yanget ValleyMiddle Sepik RiverEast Sepik ProvincePapua New Guinea
Cultural origin
Sawos people?
collected 1963
Media category
Materials used
carved wood, bamboo cane, natural fibre tassels, cassowary feathers, white and ochre natural pigments, charcoal

140.0 x 94.0 cm:

0 - Whole; 140 cm; width at widest point

0 - Whole; 94 cm

0 - Whole; 15.5 cm

Purchased 1976
Accession number
Not on display
Bibliography (3)

Art Gallery of New South Wales (Editor), Catalogue of acquisitions 1976, Sydney, 1976, 96 (illus.). 295: titled 'Face board'

Stan Moriarty, Collection of S G Moriarty, Dee Why, 1970, (illus.). This mask can be seen with other objects on page captioned: 'Sepik artifacts with a display of hooks', in the house of Stan Moriarty in Dee Why.

Tony Tuckson, Melanesian art, Sydney, 1966, 11. 99: Mask board. Carved in relief, curvilinear design. Cassowary feathers and fibre tassels. Wood, painted white, black and red, 56h x 37w, Jiginimba (north of Korogo), Sepik River. Coll: S.G. Moriarty. M974.