Ethnographic Arts & Textiles

August 28 — September 02, 2021
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LOT 89

Lot 89

Sepik River Mei Mask, Papua New Guinea, early to mid 20th century

Sepik River Mei Mask, Papua New Guinea, early to mid 20th century
Lot 89 Details
Sepik River Mei Mask, Papua New Guinea, early to mid 20th century

carved wood with natural pigments, metal inset eyes and fiber decoration
height 40 in — 101.6 cm

Estimate $100-$120

Realised: $450
Price Includes Buyer's Premium ?

Lot Report

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Sepik River Mei Mask, Papua New Guinea, early to mid 20th century
  • Sepik River Mei Mask, Papua New Guinea, early to mid 20th century

CONDITION DETAILS

A few drying cracks top and bottom of mask and along the nose. Some loss to natural pigment. Additional images available upon request.

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  • 5 Stars: Excellent - No discernable damage, flaws or imperfections
  • 4 Stars: Very Good - Minor flaws or imperfections visible only under close inspection using specialised instruments or black light
  • 3 Stars: Good - Minor flaws visible upon inspection under standard lighting
  • 2 Stars: Fair - Exhibits flaws or damage that may draw the eye under standard lighting
  • 1 Star: Poor - Flaws or damage immediately apparent under standard lighting (examples: missing components, rips, broken glass, damaged surfaces, etc.)

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