Anthropomorphic mask - 120 cm - Wood - Sepik, Papua New Guinea

Description
Anthropomorphic mask - 120 cm - Wood - Sepik, Papua New Guinea
2nd half 20th century - Good

Important Anthropomorphic Mask
Sepik, Papua New Guinea.
Second half of the 20th century.
Wood and pigments.
Height: 120 cm; Width: 35 cm.

Important mask illustrating the characteristics of the Sepik culture, enhanced with colourful pigments, conferring dynamism and particular vitality. The nostrils are decorated, the chin is animated by a figurine which looks like a stylised crocodile with long arms and hands framing the mouth. A second figurine is carved on the forehead: a bird with the beak oriented towards the face of the mask.

Lot details
Object
Anthropomorphic mask - 120 cm
Region/ country
Sepik, Papua New Guinea
Material
Wood
Period
2nd half 20th century
Condition
Good
Sold with stand
No
Dimensions
120×35×0 cm
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