Maprik yam mask, Papua New Guinea H. 60 cm... - Lot 67 - Binoche et Giquello

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Maprik yam mask, Papua New Guinea H. 60 cm... - Lot 67 - Binoche et Giquello
Maprik yam mask, Papua New Guinea
H. 60 cm
Maprik Yam mask, Papua New Guinea
H. 23 5/8 in
Used during ceremonies associated with the yam harvest, this anthropo-zoomorphic mask is distinguished by its remarkable finely woven basketry decoration and its very schematic appearance. Composed of a long curved beak flanked by two large round eyes, the face here resembles that of a bird.
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