Wooden Mask from where?

Discussion in 'Antique Discussion' started by alando, Jan 13, 2024.

  1. alando

    alando New Member

    I bought two masks from the fleet market but do not know the origin.
    Please help me with any t 20240113_210542.jpg 20240113_210500.jpg 20240113_210518.jpg 20240113_210320.jpg tips. 18.11 (L) x 6.7 (W) inch
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  2. 2manybooks

    2manybooks Well-Known Member

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  3. Taupou

    Taupou Well-Known Member

    I'd say Papua New Guinea, Tambunum (various spellings) Village, based on the type of cowrie shells used, the tusks, the style of the nose carving, and the fact that The Artifacts and Crafts of Papua New Guinea shows a very similar mask (but without the little faces on the top) with the rounded mouth (on your second mask) featured as #16 on page 5. The mask shown also has the slanted eyes of your first mask.

    I also agree that they are fairly recent, and of decorative value only.
  4. komokwa

    komokwa The Truth is out there...!

    I concur with the findings of both esteemed members !
  5. alando

    alando New Member

    Thanks for the answers.
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