A large Baba mask, in an unusual form, monochrome black pigment decroation, prominent ears, Abelam people, Maprik region, East Sepik Province PNG. Provenance: the Dr George Soutter and Dr John Yu collection, length 62 cm
A flute mask, elaborate carved design decorated with natural earth ochres, designed to be strapped to a flute during ceremony, on custom metal stand, Ramu river, East Sepik Province PNG. Provenance: the Dr George Soutter and Dr John Yu collection, height 4
An early New Britain dance mask, wood with natural ochre decoration, inside mask is written "Aua is, New Britain Papua New Guinea . Provenance: Barton Antiques, Sydney, acquired in the 1960s, height 33 cm
An old Sepik mask and Sepik flute stopper, the flute stopper was collected in 1967 by Andrew Kugler, a petroleum engineer surveying in the Sepik basin, much of his collection was displayed at the Museum of Primitive Art in New York (later the Rockefeller
A Sabi mask, weathered appearance, prominent lug to top. This type of mask used as part of a canoe prow shield during traditional warfare, Tambanum village, Sepik river PNG. Provenance: the Dr George Soutter and Dr John Yu collection, height 68 cm
An ancestral mask, weathered appearance, wear marks to forehead, signs of insect damage and of use, Tambanum village, Sepik river PNG. Provenance: the Dr George Soutter and Dr John Yu collection, height 87 cm
A Mwai mask, weathered appearance with elongated nose structure surrounded by holes for the attachment of grass decoration, Tambanum village, Sepik river PNG. Provenance: the Dr George Soutter and Dr John Yu collection, height 81 cm
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,Papua New Guinea, 64 x 20 cm
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,Papua New Guinea, height 78 cm. Provenance: ex. Sir Russell D
A fine old Magic bag, Sepik river, this fine old Magic Bundle consists of a finely woven string bag with long tassels, the front adorned with boar tusk decorations and a small wood Amulet mask. Inside there are four ancient bones for divination purposes (I
A fine New Britain mask,Papua New Guinea, of conical shape with elaborate feather headdress, designs painted in black on a white back ground, shell and fibre ear ornaments and wood a nose ornament. Provenance: Collected by Peter Hallinan (1938-2015). Peter
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