TRIBAL ART OCEANIC PAPAU NEW GUINEA SEPIK ASMAT CEREMONIAL HEAD DRESS MASK! This sale if for an outstanding very elaborate Ceremonial Head Dress from The Sepik River Region of Papua New Guinea. As shown the piece is extremely decorative with the main Mask itself consisting of a large Shell which has been heavily encased in Clay then Hand Painted with typically associated Geometric imagery as shown, The Nose of the piece is decorated with life like Pig or Boar Teeth which would have been worn as "Bipane" or Septum, the upper region consisting of real Hair and Feathered Eye Brows with there facial perimeters symmetrically decorated with various White Shell. The reverse of the piece consists of a large Hand Weaved Wicker type Head piece and a large and exaggerated Raffia Straw Beard descending the Chin.The Clay encased part of the Mask itself measures approx 22cm - 18cm however is much larger with all its Embellishments with the main overall size being approx 34cm - 25cm, the length with the Beard stretched out is approx 70cm. An outstanding and elaborate piece for any Tribal Arts or Oceanic enthusiast. Any questions please contact me! This item is in the category "Collectables\Ethnographic Collectables\Oceanian/Australasian". The seller is "whiteacresgallery" and is located in this country: GB.
This item can be shipped to United Kingdom.