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Rare  & Important Papua New Guinea Mask

Rare & Important Papua New Guinea Mask

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Directory: Vintage Arts: Regional Art: Oceanic: Artifacts: Pre 1960: Item # 1454273

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Small dance mask made of a turtle shell at its center, in a kind of frame made of soil and sagotree resin with multiple cowries inserts and painted in red, white and black, surrounded with remnants of cassowary feathers. Papua New Guinea, Middle Sepik region, Palimbei, Iatmul ethnic group. Mid 20th century period. Height: 21 cm. A few small old accidents, otherwise very good condition. Provenance: old Italian collection. IMPORTANT NOTE: export ONLY to the European Community.