To see more fine oceanic artefacts. This is a stunning raw old Abelam House Mask from the Maprik region used in Yam Festivals/Cults ceremonies from the East Sepik, Papua New Guinea. The figure with large head and high raised brow with ridge indicating headgear, with classical Abelam features such as long thin nose and smiling mouth with extensive very old, mostly worn off, polychromed surface with handle at the bottom.
The piece still has remnants of old paint remaining on the left side, likely clay or vegetable-based paint. Pre post weight 1.8 kg. This is not always possible given the sizes and unique packing requirements for each unique piece. Can also insure package if required.
STANDS ARE NOT INCLUDED WITH ANY ITEM. Pictures make up part of the description. The item "Rare Fine Abelam House Mask for Yam Cult, Maprik Region, Papua New Guinea, PNG" is in sale since Sunday, September 22, 2019.
This item is in the category "Antiques\Ethnographic\Pacific Islands & Oceania". The seller is "bubble_artefacts" and is located in Wurtulla, QLD. This item can be shipped worldwide.