Yam Mask

Yam Mask


Pigment, basketry

Overall: 47.3 x 44.3 x 14.7 cm (18 5/8 x 17 7/16 x 5 13/16 in.)

Gift of Nathaniel Sloane in memory of Rose White 1998.84



Abelam men compete in growing extraordinarily large yams (over a meter in length), which they then display, adorned with basketry masks.

See also
Oceanic Art
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