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Papua New Guinea Mask

Papua New Guinea Mask

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Directory: Vintage Arts: Regional Art: Asian: Southeast Asian: Folk Art: Pre 1960: Item # 1281945

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Classic example of Papuan New Guinea art in the form of a mask made from mud, a turtle shell a few lyre bird feathers and ochre pigment. I acquired this in 1988 from a dealer who bought it along the Upper Sepik River and it was around 30 to 40 years old when he got it. There is some pigment loss and a crack in the mud on the side noted in enlargements. H: 22cm/18.5in and W;16.5/6.5