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Wooden Yam Mask
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Object description :

"Wooden Yam Mask"
Abelam yam mask, Maprik region, Papua New Guinea. Hard carved wood, remnants of red pigments and lime. Representation of an ancestor with frontal and nose adornment, almond eyes typical of the Abelams; valuable warrior ornament. The mask is surmounted by two hornbill heads (carved on each side), a totemic bird in this population. Like wicker masks, they were used to dress the large yams of competitions during harvest ceremonies. Beautiful patina of use, time first half of the twentieth century. Outstanding piece, rare. Sold with its base (37cm high with the base) Shipping costs included
Price : 2300 €
Period:20th Century
Style:Tribal Art
Condition : En l'état

Material : Bois et pigments
Width : 26
Height : 26
Depth : 6

Reference : 331768
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Wooden Yam Mask
03 80 57 59 45
06.07.07.25.24


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