Wood.. Large oval human face painted white, with red and black details. Open holes for mouth and eyes. The designs painted on the face resemble those in face paint worn by men on ceremonial occasions. Large masks like this one are fixed to the front of large ceremonial men's houses.
Purchased from Max Boehmig through Emil Roehrig (Barthels Mfg. Co.)
[Book] Wingert, Paul S. 1953. Art of the South Pacific Islands. : Page/Fig./Plate: Fig. 29
[Book] Wardwell, Allen. 1971. The Art of the Sepik River. : Page/Fig./Plate: p. 61
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