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Mask Flying-fox, Fruit bat, Megabat


Registration Number: E232
Name or Title: Mask - Flying Fox
Brief Description: Mask, bark cloth on cane frame, flying fox.
Collection: Oceanic Anthropology
Production Place: Papua New Guinea
Production Date: 1913
Materials: Plant fibre
Measurement : H315 x W950 x D210mm
State/Province: Gulf of Papua New Guinea
Country: Papua New Guinea
History and Use: This mask depicts a flying fox, referred to locally as bilak bokis. It is made from bark cloth over a cane frame and is painted black, red and white.

This mask is currently exhibited as part of the "Paperskin: Bark Cloth Across the Pacific" exhibition, travelling throughout Australia and Aotearoa New Zealand in 2010.

This artefact was acquired by the Queensland Museum in 1913 from S. G. MacDonell, trader and general merchant who was based in Port Moresby and Orokolo in Papua New Guinea.

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