Sepik Yam mask

Yam mask from Maprik people Sepik Area Papua New Guinea

Object Type: Mask

Locality: Maprik east Sepik province Papua New Guinea

Artist: Unknown

Circa: 1950

Height: 26 cm

Description: Nice old tightly woven mask with remnant pigment. These masks were used to decorate yams in a ceremony unique to this area of Papua New Guinea.  Yam masks are common but old authentic tightly woven used examples like this one are increasingly rare to find

Price: $1200 AUD


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