Ramu, Lower Sepik River PNG
Lower Sepik masks of this age are very difficult to find. Complete examples with their original fiber binding only increases this rarity. The face has a strong presence with its red eyes; diminutive pursed mouth and delineated cheekbones. The surface has acquired a deep encrusted patina from long periods of storage. The back of the mask is 'untouched' and is a perfect representation of how the back of a mask should appear. In excellent condition.
This mask stands 15" tall.