SIX ABELAM YAM MASKS (BAPA MENE)
East Sepik Province, Papua New Guinea
Smallest: 4 ¾ in (12 cm); Largest: 7 ½ in (17.9 cm)
Overall very good condition for objects of this type, age and fragile material. Minor breaks and small losses throughout as expected. Fibers and surfaces dry and fragile.
In response to your inquiry, we are pleased to provide you with a general report of the condition of the property described above. Since we are not professional conservators or restorers, we urge you to consult with a restorer or conservator of your choice who will be better able to provide a detailed, professional report. Prospective buyers should inspect each lot to satisfy themselves as to condition and must understand that any statement made by Sotheby's is merely a subjective qualified opinion.
NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING CONDITION OF A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD "AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF SALE PRINTED IN THE CATALOGUE.
Harry A. Franklin, Beverly Hills, acquired by the 1960s