Fine Old Mask - RAMU - Madang Province - Papua New Guinea € 1.045

Fine Old Mask - RAMU - Madang Province - Papua New Guinea
Fine Old Mask - RAMU - Madang Province - Papua New Guinea
Fine Old Mask - RAMU - Madang Province - Papua New Guinea

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Listed Price

€ 1.045
approx. $ 1,287.67
approx. € 1.045
approx. 4,729.49 د.إ
approx. $ 1,674.04
approx. $ 1,661.06
approx. CHF 1,227.31
approx. ¥ 8,096.87
approx. £ 917.66
approx. $ 10,106.42
approx. 7.779,98 kn
approx. $ 23,419.52
approx. 10.105,75 kr
approx. 73.460,19 ₽
approx. 10 742,54 kr
approx. ฿ 40,142.48
approx. R 15,248.91
approx. $ 37,538.17
approx. ₱ 67,188.66
approx. 26 520,07 Kč
approx. ₨ 42,750.66
approx. $ 1,687.88
approx. $ 1,072.39
approx. $ 777.676
approx. B/. 1,287.67
approx. $ 2,575.34
approx. ₹ 83,847.31
approx. ¥ 136,778
approx. $ 3,479.99
approx. $ 1,778.66
approx. £ 917.66
approx. R$ 4.253,74
approx. ₪ 4,506.40
approx. ر.ع. 495.412
approx. 4 403,32 zł
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Details

  • Year: 0
  • Location: Cote Saint Luc
  • Condition: Used
  • Internal Reference: 19129991

Description

This is a fine old Ramu mask that, despite having been 'cleaned (rubbed down)' for some reason, retains compelling characteristics. For example, the inset Conus shells in the eyes are old and correct. Furthermore the eyes have remnants of Ricket's Blue, a commercial detergent used in trade during the 1920s. As mentioned the exterior has been cleaned (unsure if this was native in nature or not). The interior patina is much better.With pierced ears, septum and old holes around the perimeter the mask has great expression as seen. Ex Private Collection, Australia Ca. mid 1950s / 60s CentApprox 14" / 36 cm