Gable Mask, Middle Sepik River Area, PNG
This mask was made to put under the eves of the ceremonial house Tambaran, these large and impressive ceremonial houses are a major architectural wonder which the middle Sepik river area is famous for. This finely carved and ochre painted mask made from a single piece of hardwood and it has conus shells for the eyes. This mask was collected by a geologist working in the Sepik in the 1960s and it has the original export permit dated 1967.
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