19TH C. NEW CALEDONIAN KANAK MASK
Origin: Melanesia, New Caledonia (Provenance: Old French Collection. Ex. Denis Ghiglia)
Period/Date: 19th century
Materials: Hardwood, traces of old paint
Description: This old expressive mask, is presented on a custom bronze display stand. Pierced holes on the temporal lobes for attachment. Old took marks with dry varied patina on the backside. Traces of red and white paint remain. A well used example with charm and soul. Possible early glued mend to the side of the nose.
Dimensions: Height 7.25" (18.5 cm), Width 5.25" (13.5 cm)
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