Boiken mask

Boiken mask Sepik plains Papua New Guinea

Object Type: Dance mask

Locality: Sepik Plains or grasslands Boiken artistic region Papua New guinea

Artist: Unknown

Circa: 1950

Height: 45 cm

Description:This stunning Boiken mask is to primitive for many peoples tastes who are more used to the Masks of the Lower Sepik.  It is however a rare form of mask that has been ritually used and has layers of worn pigments. The piercings for attachment to a frame are chiselled not drilled and it is a funky genuine example of sepik Art

Condition:  Some stable cracks and lost pigment and a section to the top rear suffered an old loss

Price: $1800 AUD


On Sale until November 30th

$900 AUD

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