Lot: 43

Mask of dance costume

Papua New Guinea - Middle Sepik

Provenance Size Starting price / estimated price
Ernst Schauerte, Berlin, Germany
E. Schauerte was employed as developement aid worker in Papua New Guinea from 1984 until 1989. He received the present mask as a gift in Kainantu in the Eastern Highlands.
B: 9.1 inch;
H: 6.7 inch
600 EUR / 1200 EUR

light wood, brown patina, striking broad face with pointed ears (flying fox?) and triangular projections above the forehead, fixed to ring-shaped wickerwork, slightly dam., abrasion of paint. According to old collection label on the backside originating from Kamanibit village in the Middle Sepik area.