Bar mask "yena"
Papua New Guinea - Upper Sepik, Washkuk area, Nukuma
|Provenance||Size||Starting price / estimated price|
|Joseph Krone, Ambunti, Papua New Guinea||H: 31.9 inch||1500 EUR / 3000 EUR|
wood, colour pigments, base Pompous ceremonies should ensure a rich, good yam harvest. This included the "yena-ma" festival, during which staff masks, such as this one, were placed on top of piles of yam tubers. According to Meyer, the "yena" represents a spirit "sikilowas".