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    Sale 2257

    African and Oceanic Art: The Robert and Jean Shoenberg Collection

    14 November 2008, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 79

    A NEW IRELAND TATANUA MASK

    NEW IRELAND

    Price Realised  

    A NEW IRELAND TATANUA MASK
    New Ireland
    The pierced protuberant mouth with painted teeth, pierced septum to the nose, the eyes inset with shell operculae, painted all over with motifs in red, white and black, pierced panel above for attachment of coiffure.
    6½ in. (17 cm.) high


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    Provenance

    Lemaire Gallery, Amsterdam, 1967