Sepik River


ex Private Coll., Usa

This is a tight old mask from the north coast of New Guinea.  The Coastal Sepik area it would seem.
 
With a pleasant smile and natural features the ancestral mask is carved in dense hardwood.  

With encrusted patina, layered over decades of repainting, the mask has just as nice a back.

Ca. earlier 20th Cent

11"




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