Image: Tumbai mask from Papua New Guinea
This tumbai mask is typical of carved wooden masks from the Yuat region and is associated with a tree spirit of a particular clan. Tumbai masks were traditionally held by male dancers during ceremonies.
- Carl Bento
- © Australian Museum
Australian Museum Collection E46313
Saparu, Yuat River, East Sepik, Papua New Guinea
Purchased in 1938
Wood, fibre, shell, natural dyes, red ochre