Large Basketry Gable Mask from Papua New Guinea

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About

A beautiful and large example of Oceanic art, this delightful woven mask would have been used on the gable of a middle Sepik meeting house. The wildly expressive form is accentuated with natural pigments.
Provenance: collection of Edwin and Lindy Bergman.

Details

  • Date of Manufacture
    1940s
  • Period
    1940-1949
  • Materials and Techniques
    Cane
    Rattan
    Wood
  • Condition
    Good. Very good vintage condition.
  • Dimensions
    35 in. H x 21 in. W x 10 in. D
    89 cm H x 53 cm W x 25 cm D
  • Seller Location
    Highland, IN
  • Number of Items
    1
  • Reference Number
    LU90918252513
About the Seller

1stdibs seller since 2011

Typical response time: 12 hours

Located in Highland, IN

Associations:
  • 20th Century Specialists

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