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KALITNASOA

Vanuatu

Figure [suameteien] with mask with protruding eyes, nose and tongue, pierced septum, coloured with brown, black, white and bright red ochres c.1970 Description: used for circumcision ceremony
Place made: Yabkoetas Village, Malakula Island, Malampa Province, Vanuatu Melanesia
Materials & Technique: sculptures, figurines, tree fern, clay, ochre, boar tusks

Primary Insc: Not signed. Not dated Vanuatu
Dimensions: 135.0 h x 34.0 w x 41.0 d cm
Acknowledgement: Purchased by J-M Charpentier on behalf of the CAAB
Accession No: NGA 71.207.138