Arapesh, PNG Early 20th C
With its exaggerated upturned nose and large eye orbits, this mask is a rare and dramatic example from this region. The septum is pierced and the weave is very tight suggesting an early traditional period of creation. There is a subtle smokey patina over the mask from storage, and even though this mask possesses great age the pigments are still vibrant and intact.
This mask is 8 inches tall.