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Lot #49 - A Brag Mask, Lower Sepik River, Papua New Guinea

  • Auction House:
    Theodore Bruce
  • Sale Name:
    Fine Aboriginal, Oceanic & Tribal
  • Sale Date:
    02 Dec 2018 ~ 3pm (AEDT)
  • Lot #:
    49
  • Lot Description:
    A Brag Mask, Lower Sepik River, Papua New Guinea
    this old and well used lower Sepik mask is of classical form and includes holes in nose where traditional ornaments were displayed. The back has the original bite stick that the masked dancer would hold with his teeth during the Brag ceremony. Early twentieth century. Mounted on custom-made steel stand
    62 cm
  • Provenance:
    Field collected by Chris Boylan with photographs of original owner in situ; The Elizabeth Pryce Collection, Sydney
  • Estimate:
    A$4,000 - 6,000
  • Realised Price:
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  • Category:
    Tribal

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