Lot 71: A Fine and old Lower Sepik or Ramu mask

A Fine and old Lower Sepik or Ramu mask, Lower Sepik or Ramu Rivers; Papua New Guinea

The fine old mask of large form and with bulging brow with stylized bird carved in low relief, the face with inset shell disk eyes, the nose broad and curling, the mouth small and simple; remains of old red enamel paint and blue around the eyes, with older areas of pigment showing where the paint is flaking off. A very fine and old example. H. 19"

Property of a New Hampshire collector

Field collected by John C. Edler on the Lower Sepik In the early 1970's, and from his private collection, thence to the current owner.

Price Realized: $2,500

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