Maramba ancestral mask, profusely carved and decorated with natural earth ochres and fibre tassels, and cowrie shell eyes.. Provenance: ex. Collection of the University of New South Wales, Maramba village, Sepik river region, PNG, 64 x 20 cm
Sepik ancestral hook, with a face to one side and a inset lug to rear for suspension. Unusual figure design on verso. Used to hang bilum bags away from the depredations of rats. Glossy patina. Provenance: ex. Christensen collection, 69 x 19 cm
A Malangan figure, profusely carved and decorated with polychrome designs, inset shell eyes and some remnant hair inserts. Base in the form of a lug for display during Malangan. Provenance, Stanley & Co. Auctioneers, Sydney, August 18, 2003, Lot 225, R
Malagan mask, ex. Sir Russell Drysdale Estate, in light wood extensively carved with two side panels and fibre hair, shell eyes. Side pieces have had dowelling inserts attached. A/F, New Ireland, PNG, height 78 cm. Provenance: ex. Sir Russell Drysdale coll
An Asmat carving from Irian Jaya. Collected in 2008, a relief carved panel with patterns in natural dark and near white colours on brown, with a barbed spear motif to the centre and surmounted by the figure of a dog. Length 98 cm
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