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Kambot peoples, Papua New Guinea
Mask
Wood, rattan, clay, cowrie shells, nassa shells, boar tusks, human hair, pearl shell, fiber
H. 21 1/2 in. (54.6 cm)
Raymond and Laura Wielgus Collection
Indiana University Art Museum, 2010.6


Much Oceanic art, particularly that of Melanesia, is marked by the use of mixed media. Kambot masks, which represent spirits, are especially known for the combination of many different natural materials.