The tongue protruding from the mouth is a sign of aggression against enemies of their clan and a form of protection against black magic. In this case, the tongue is in the shape of a crocodile, and represents an ancestor or clan spirit.
The champagne bottle is purely to give you an idea of size.
- Démon maszk
- Region/ country
- Tambanum, Közép-Sepik, Pápua Új-Guinea
- Late 20th century
- Sold with stand
- 93×25×9 cm
- 4 kg