This is an old beautiful Ancestral Spirit Mask from the Kandingai Village, Middle Sepik, Papua New Guinea. This mask is intricately carved wood and decorated with expressive Conus Shell eyes and intricate clan markings. Ancestor Spirit masks are integral to the rituals and ceremonies of Papua New Guinea, and their is always a representation of an ancestral spirit, in this mask another ancestor appears at the bottom and it could be a child. This mask is also revered in the belief that they allow connection to the various spirits they represent.
A wonderful one of a kind mask that was collected in the field. It would be a wonderful addition to your home or your collection. Late 20th Century Shows age, but in good condition 30 Inches Tall 9 Inches Wide 4.5 Inches Deep AT BACARA WE STAND BEHIND ALL OF OUR MERCHANDISE.WE CAN PROVIDE REFERENCES FOR ALL ARTIFACTS THAT WE SELL. YOUR SATISFACTION IS OUR MAIN GOAL, AND WE THANK YOU FOR SHOPPING AT BACARA. The item "Papua New Guinea Mask Kandingai Village Conus Shells Ceremonial Mask" is in sale since Monday, June 24, 2019.
This item is in the category "Antiques\Ethnographic\Pacific Islands & Oceania". The seller is "bacara-online" and is located in Overland Park, Kansas.This item can be shipped worldwide.