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Lot 0024
  • Old Malakula mask
  • Origin: Vanuatu
  • Date: Mid 20th century
  • Materials: Wood, vegetable fiber, pig tusks, paint
  • Size: 50 x 32 cm
  • This mask comes from southern Malakula Island in Vanuatu (formerly the New Hebrides) east of Australia. Many Vanuatu people have complex men's secret societies, which involve a series of ritual "grades" through which individuals pass, by means of initiation rites, festivals, and pig sacrifices, in order to achieve increasing religious and social status. Comes on a wooden stand

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  • Condition

    Good, some age cracks around the pig tooth’s

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    Old Malakula mask

    Estimate $1,250 - $1,750Aug 8, 2018
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