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Lower Sepik / Ramu mask

  • Papua New Guinea

    Ancestor Mask, 1920’s. L51cms, W15cms.

    Ex German collection then Loed and Mia van Bussel from Amsterdam, who pioneered collecting of New Guinea art and assembled one of the world’s top collections.

    A wonderfully carved mask portraying an unusual grimace. A carved face featuring a body of a crocodile culminating in stylized Ramu head, stylised nose and a mouth with carved teeth.The bottom of the mask finishing with a perched bird on chin. Side holes for ceremonial attachments.

    Provenance:  Ex Old German Collection.

                          Ex Mia van Bussel Collection.


    Price on request