Very good condition overall. Minor chips, scratches, marks and abrasions throughout consistent with the object’s age and use within the culture. Some minor cracks running vertically in head, the longest approximately 7cm long. the protruding part of the chin is chipped at the back. Original berry embellishment around both eyes and mouth intact, with only one missing, and fibre attachment in very good condition.Some cracks to the encrusted pigment around the eyes. Much of the red pigment remains. Fine, encrusted patina. Small labels bearing Elizabeth Pryce collection inv. no. EP-62, Michael Hamson no. MHM-96 and "Alex.W.L Fillippini No-017"; all labels on reverse of mask.
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