Small mask, Aire Sépik, Papua New Guinea Wood... - Lot 141 - Pestel-Debord

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Small mask, Aire Sépik, Papua New Guinea Wood... - Lot 141 - Pestel-Debord
Small mask, Aire Sépik, Papua New Guinea Wood with black patina, pigments H. 17 cm Provenance: Etude Cannes Enchère, sale January 12, 2003, lot 478 Protective mask-charm, traversed lengthwise by an arrowhead nose and surmounted by a high, notched cap, like the rib of the forehead. Light pigment (lime?) highlights of the motif around the eyes and mouth. Extremely variable in size (from a few centimetres to over a metre high), masks were ubiquitous in the Sepik culture.
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