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Papua New Guinea Tumbuan Long-Nose Mask from Sepik River Region, Papua New Guinea (PNG)

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Rare Tumbuan long-nose mask from Papua New Guinea. This antique woven piece is sometimes used for the yam ceremonies, but most often found hanging from the gables of long houses to ward off bad spirits. This large piece is composed of handwoven cane in natural pigments including brown and terracotta, circular eyes and an open mouth with a long mosquito tongue protruding. The muted earth tone colors would complement a wide range of interiors from modern to mid-century to coastal.

A hard to find, authentic, ritually used tribal artifact collected on location during the 1960s and is now displayed on a solid metal stand recently powder coated a high gloss black. This piece is an item worthy for a serious collector and would add interest as a stand-alone sculptural object in a residential or commercial setting. 

Place of Origin: Sepik River Region, Papua New Guinea (PNG)

Date of Manufacture: 1950s-1960s

Condition: Excellent

Wear: Consistent with age and use. Please refer to pictures.

Dimensions:

Mask: 17 in. H X 18 in. W X 34.5 in. D

Base: 10 in. W X 8 in. W X 1 in. H

Total: 26 in. H

Reference: Similar items are featured in the permanent collections at The Met.

Shipping Note: Due to the size of this piece and weight of the art stand, it will need custom handling and packaging. Contact us for a quote.   

Papua New Guinea Tumbuan Long-Nose...

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