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Traces of lime, the ears pierced for shell attachments
Late 19th – early 20th Century
Size: 14cm long, 8cm wide, 4.5cm deep – 5½ ins long, 3 ins wide, 1¾ ins deep
These miniature amuletic masks were often used to decorate bush string bags known as ‘bilums’, which men used to carry personal ornaments, magical substances and betel chewing equipment.