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Auction Closes At: 17:20:01 07/18/2018
Time Remaining: Closed
Lot# & Name: 583. Washkuk Yam Mask
Estimate: $5,000-$8,000
Current High Bid: $0.00
Auction Closed(Final Price) $0.00

Category: Ethnographic and Tribal Art
Sub Category: Oceania (South Seas and New Guinea)
Culture or Country: Meno Village, Washkuk, Papua New Guinea.
Period: Early 20th century
Size: 51H.

Description: Heavy carved wood mask, functioned as a central figure in Yenema Yam cult. The concave oval mask with open eyeholes, open curved mouth, and painted with peach, pale yellow, and white pigments. The overhanging forehead with suspended thick nose having flared open nostrils, finial on top, and grooved ribbing on back of head. The staff support is extended from the back of the head, and tapered base wrapped with wire. Age crack along right side of head, some surface wear and paint loss on reverse, probably once held conical shells in eyeholes. Custom metal base.
Provenance: Ex. Tim Hunt collection, NYC. Ex. private PA collection, acquired from The Little Gallery, Phila., 1971.
Shipping Fee:
National: $68.00
International: $225.00 (This is approximate and for Postal Service. Prices may vary, especially for private carriers such as: FEDEX, UPS and BAX).

Washkuk Yam Mask

BIDDER BID QTY Original Bid Time
1. UNSOLD LOT $0.00 1 8/3/2018 2:06:32 PM
2. jsepansk $100.00 1 7/18/2018 5:13:14 PM
3. Al Thani $50.00 1 7/18/2018 8:31:39 AM

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