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Large double faced mask from the tribe Nukuma / Kwoma

Lot 0048 Details

  • Origin: Washkuk Hills - Papua New Guinea
  • Date: Mid 20th century
  • Materials: Wood, very heavy and hard
  • Size: 61 cm
  • Additional Info: Large double faced mask from the tribe Nukuma / Kwoma dated mid 20th century; carved in dence and heavy garamut wood in high relief and traces of old color pigments. The tribe practice the Yamskult and Mindja serve a cult figure to be used for the harvest ritual to mount the yam tubers and decorate it altar like with the Mindja sculpture; the Nukumas and Kwomas live in the foot hills of the ascending of the Ambunti hills. This old piece is made of heavy wood for long usage. Provenance: Dutch private collection. Sold without stand.

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  • Location: This item ships from the Netherlands

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    Large double faced mask from the tribe Nukuma / Kwoma

    Estimate $300 - $500Jan 24, 2018
    Starting Price $1
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