Southeast Asian and early Chinese ceramics by Abhaya Asian ArtAbhaya Asian Antiques
Home
 
Timor Mask

browse these categories for related items...
Directory: Vintage Arts: Regional Art: Oceanic: Artifacts: Pre 1960: item # 1258541

Please refer to our stock # 2794 when inquiring.

Click to view additional online photographs
detail 1 detail 2 detail 3


Abhaya Asian Antiques
G/F, North Flat, Lot 965 Peak Road West
Cheung Chau, Hong Kong
Tel/Fax 852-29847509

Guest Book
Timor Mask
$170.USD

Old mask from East or Central Timor. The previous owner told me, what well might be an apocryphal tale, that this was recovered from “secret hiding place” after a brush fire that was caused by a skirmish between Fretilin and the Indonesian Army during the 1970’s. I was in West Timor in the 1980s and saw plenty of new copies of Timorese masks, which were stuck with horsehair and smoked over a fire to give it an antiqued appearance, this to me appears to be a genuimely old piece and in classic Timorese primitive style. Approximately 50 or more years old. 28.5cm/11.4in height and 19cm/7.5 contoured width.


Page design by TROCADERO © 1998-2013 View Cart
Categories Shops Join Terms Critique Map Help