Middle Ramu Mask

Middle Ramu Mask from Guam River Papua New Guinea

Object Type: House mask

Locality: Guam River Middle Ramu Madang province Papua New Guinea

Artist: Unknown

Circa: 1960

Height: 66 cm

Description: Most Middle Ramu material was made for sale but occasionally an older authentic piece turns up.  This one was collected by New Zealand missionaries working in Madang in the 1960s and was collected from their gardener.  It still has remnant pigment and is carved in a unique style.  The top lug has broken and although it looks like a flute mask was apparently attached to a post in the hausman

Price: $900 AUD


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Middle Ramu Mask from Guam River Papua New Guinea

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