Middle Sepik River mask, PNG

Middle Sepik River mask, PNG

SKU: M012
$320.00Price

 

Middle Sepik river mask, PNG

 

Mask in the form of a human face with a lobed and bulbous forehead, tongue protruding and a bird’s head and neck protruding from the chin (which could be used to hold the mask up to the face of the wearer).

 

Material: Wood, painted with natural ochres, cassowary feathers, natural fibres

 

Origin: Said to be from the Middle Sepik River region of Papua New Guinea

 

Maker: unknown

 

Age: Probably from the third quarter of the 20th century

 

Dimensions: 55 x 15 x 10 cm

 

Condition: Very good. Beard is pretty much intact, as is the ochre colouring.

 

Stock no: M012

 

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