RARE PAPUA NEW GUINEA, EAST SEPIK RIVER, EARLY -MID 20TH CENTURY VINTAGE, X- LARGE, MONUMENTAL, 26" x 14" HAND CARVED & HAND PAINTED WOOD, WOVEN RATTAN, TIED HEMP. Estate fresh, found in the. Early-mid 20th century vintage Papua New Guinea, East Sepik River hand carved & hand painted. 25 ½" Height x 14" Width x 4 ½ Depth.
100% untouched and undisturbed original condition. Fierce and menacing, with absolutely stunning hand carved figuration and killer paint.Straight out of a very accomplished individual's summer retreat on famous Lake Winnipesaukee in central New Hampshire, where it had been hanging on a wall in a personal library and office for many, many years. Estate fresh and never before offered on the open marketplace. For good reason, this Papua New Guinea, East Sepik River hand carved and hand painted wood and woven rattan tribal, ceremonial mask was chosen by its owner over possibly many others. The individual who previously owned the mask was said to have traveled extensively, often attending business meetings in Australia and in southeast Asia. This tribal, indigenous mask was displayed prominently in the home and given an important display spot in the library between two windows, protected from light. It remains as it was originally constituted by indigenous hands.
Superlative, outstanding paint and hand carved, high-relief, figurative wood sculpture. Good to Very Good overall vintage condition. The item "RARE PAPUA NEW GUINEA SEPIK RIVER VINT LG HAND PNTD WOOD/RATTAN/HEMP TRIBAL MASK" is in sale since Saturday, September 12, 2020.
This item is in the category "Antiques\Ethnographic\Pacific Islands & Oceania". The seller is "modsanctuary" and is located in Milford, New Hampshire. This item can be shipped worldwide.