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An image of Timbsonk mask by An image of Timbsonk mask by

Mendi, Southern Highlands Province, Papua New Guinea

Title
Timbsonk mask
Other titles:
Ceremonial clown mask
Timsank
Timpsonk
Place of origin
MendiSouthern Highlands ProvincePapua New Guinea
Cultural origin
Mendi people
Year
collected 1963
Media category
Ceremonial object
Materials used
woven cane, earth pigments, plant fibre, animal skin, shells, plant fibre plyed string, bamboo, gold-lipped pearl shell (Pinctada maxima)
Dimensions

132.1 cm height:

a - mask - M879

b - figure - M879

c - gold lip shell ornament - M703

d - gold lip shell ornament - M703

Credit
Purchased 1977
Accession number
241.1977.a-d
Copyright
© Mendi people, under the endorsement of PIMA's 'Code of Ethics'
Location
Not on display
Bibliography (1)

Tony Tuckson, Aboriginal and Melanesian art, Sydney, 1973, 47, 49. cat.no. H3