LARGE DECORATED SPIRIT MASK FROM THE SEPIK REGION OF PAPUA NEW GUINEA. A particularly fine example of it's kind. Elaborately decorated with a wealth of tropical shells of various sizes and types mounted into clay. Painted with red ochre and black charcoal.
Cassowary feathers at the top and long coconut fronds attached to the sides. Several shells missing and particularly on the right cheek a section of clay and shells are no longer present. Height: 48 cms excluding fronds.
Most items were collected by ourselves while we were living and working in Papua New Guinea in the 1980's. We are now downsizing from our large old farmhouse to something more manageable for our age. Some carvings have signs of wear and tear due to age. Some have cracking which occurs as a result of taking items from the tropics to a colder, drier environment.
Please take a look at our other items from Africa, India, Papua New Guinea, Irian Jaya, Bali, and Burma. The item "LARGE SEPIK SPIRIT MASK FROM PAPUA NEW GUINEA" is in sale since Friday, May 14, 2021.This item is in the category "Antiques\Ethnographic Antiques\Oceanian/Australasian". The seller is "hendre" and is located in Aberystwyth. This item can be shipped to United Kingdom, Antigua and barbuda, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Australia, United States, Bahrain, Canada, Brazil, Japan, New Zealand, China, Israel, Hong Kong, Norway, Indonesia, Malaysia, Mexico, Singapore, South Korea, Switzerland, Taiwan, Thailand, Bangladesh, Belize, Bermuda, Bolivia, Barbados, Brunei darussalam, Cayman islands, Dominica, Ecuador, Egypt, Guernsey, Gibraltar, Guadeloupe, Grenada, French guiana, Iceland, Jersey, Jordan, Cambodia, Saint kitts and nevis, Saint lucia, Liechtenstein, Sri lanka, Macao, Monaco, Maldives, Montserrat, Martinique, Nicaragua, Oman, Pakistan, Peru, Paraguay, Reunion, Turks and caicos islands, Aruba, Saudi arabia, South africa, United arab emirates, Ukraine, Chile, Bahamas, Colombia, Costa rica, Guatemala, Honduras, Jamaica, Kuwait, Panama, Philippines, Qatar, Trinidad and tobago, Uruguay, Viet nam.