Lot: 46

87th Tribal Art Auction

Mask

Northern Alaska, Yup'ik or Inupiaq

Provenance Size Starting price / estimated price
Parke-Bernet, New York, 1965, lot 49 H: 9.6 inch 5500 EUR
plus 21 % commission, VAT, transport and insurance

light wood, matt red patina, flat face with asymmetrical eye zone, marked by high cheek bones and open crescentic mouth carved with projecting upper teeth, slightly dam., cracks along the left mask rim, minor missing part (fine carved nasal septum), abrasion (nose, eyebrows), water spot, base