Old 20th Century Oceanic Carved House Mask.Sepic River area of Papua New Guinea, a wood carved, earth painted house insignia as an elongated mask form. Nice size, cowrie inlaid eyes, expressive nose, and its arched open long lower jaw. The lower half is both bordered in fine grass weaving,.and, as inlaid with tiny cowrie shells, that lower outer half is also bordered in applied pottery, the curled section at very bottom is long missing. Likely pre-war, its back is fire blackened as most. The top hanging hole is ok, Its earth 'paints' of yellow, brick red, lime white and black are mostly all there, some areas of wear. Nice condition, 34" long,x 9" widest.