"Biwat Mask"Biwat mask, Mundugumor, Yuat river, Papua New Guinea. Dance mask during initiation rites, most probably representing a spirit of maindjimi bush or a spirit of saki water. In carved wood, overall bulbous and oval design with a rounded pierced nose, protruding plucked lips and open mouth with the tongue sticking out, and of great importance for the eyes. Beautiful patina of use, the eyes, the tongue, the cheekbones and the top of the head (representing the silhouette of the casoa, with the head which joins the top of the nose) are accentuated with ocher pigments, as well as a rest of lime pigments and blue (at the chin) from a root. Estimated period at the beginning of the second half of the 20th century. Not pedestal.