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South Pacific Islander Dance Mask, Hand Painted Polychrome Mask With Raffia Wig And Beard. Estimated more than 75 yrs old. Oceanic art is the creative works made by the native peoples of the Pacific Islands and Australia, including areas as far apart as Hawaii and Easter Island. Specifically it comprises the works of the two groups of people who settled the area, though during two different periods. The area is often broken down into four separate regions: Polynesia, Micronesia, Australasia, and Melanesia. The artistic creations of these people varies greatly throughout the cultures and regions. The subject matter typically carries themes of fertility or the supernatural. Art such as masks were used in religious ceremonies or social rituals. Petroglyphs, Tattooing, painting, wood carving, stone carving and textile work are other common art forms. For Size And Weight See The Last Photo If Not Written In This Description. All Photos Represent The Lot Condition. Please Read Our Terms And Conditions.



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South Pacific Islander Dance Mask, Hand Painted

Estimate $800 - $1,600May 19, 2018
Carson City, NV, USA