Ancestor mask from Angoram village, Sepik region.
Carved out of wood this mask has the distinctive features of the region. With its angular nose that rejoins the face above the mouth. Carved out bird on top and bottom of the mask. Eyes are made of shells. In the middle a snake who is eating the top bird. The mask is strong in form yet holds a certain mystique. Masks like this would have been attached in a wall in a mens house and would be used in special ceremonies.
Good condition, some normal small dry cracks due age as pictured.
- Masque mural ancêtre
- Ethnie / culture
- Village d'angoram
- Sepik (est), Papouasie-Nouvelle Guinée
- Deuxième moitié du XXe siècle
- Bon état, utilisé avec des signes d'usure
- Vendu avec support
- 51×30×10 cm
- 1401 g