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On display on Level 1


Nausung [mask] Description: carved and painted white, orange and black | decorated through mouth with two cowrie shells tied together with coloured reeds, topknot of cassowary and domestic fowl feathers
Place made: Ongaia village, West New Britain Province, Papua New Guinea Melanesia
Materials & Technique: costume and dress, masks, wood, ochres, shells, feathers, fibre

Primary Insc: Papua New Guinea
Dimensions: 79.0 h x 23.0 w x 14.0 d cm
Acknowledgement: Purchased 1971
Accession No: NGA 71.256