Lot 70: A Fine pair of Sepik Plains masks

A Fine pair of Sepik Plains masks, Lower Sepik/ Sepik Plains; Papua New Guinea

A fine and very rare set of matched and mated face masks, the male with long pointed nose and raised ocular region with small eyes, remains of white pigment on the dusky surface; the female with some age deterioration, the face broad and with a high brow, wide nose and simple mouth. Both with old surfaces with age cracks and wear. Fine examples. H. 22 1/2" & 19"

Property of a New Hampshire collector

Ex. Private Australian Collection
Ex. John C. Edler, from his private collection to the current owner.

Price Realized: $2,700

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