MASK, PROBABLY IATMUL
MASK, PROBABLY IATMUL
MASK, PROBABLY IATMUL
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MASK, PROBABLY IATMUL

Estimate: 25,000 - 35,000 USD

MASK, PROBABLY IATMUL

Estimate: 25,000 - 35,000 USD

Lot Details

Description

MASK, PROBABLY IATMUL


Middle Sepik River, East Sepik Province, Papua New Guinea

Wood, encrusted patina

Height: 17 in (43.2 cm)

Condition Report

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Cataloguing

Provenance

Ludwig Bretschneider, Munich

Harry A. Franklin, Beverly Hills, acquired from the above before 1967


PUBLISHED

Ralph C. Altman et al., Art of New Guinea: Sepik, Maprik and Highlands, Los Angeles, 1967, p. 33, cat. no. 63 (listed)

Exhibited

The Ethnic Art Galleries, University of California, Los Angeles, Art of New Guinea: Sepik, Maprik and Highlands, November 6 - December 30, 1967; additional venue: University Art Museum, University of Texas at Austin, circa April 1 - 30, 1968

Catalogue Note

The anthropologist Anthony Forge examined this mask in the 1980s and in conversation with Valerie Franklin noted that he thought it was "stone cut, Karawari or possibly Iatmul, and possibly a mask for a canoe prow shield."

Pacific Art from the Collection of Harry A. Franklin
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