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    Sale 2257

    African and Oceanic Art: The Robert and Jean Shoenberg Collection

    14 November 2008, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 81

    A NEW IRELAND TATANUA MASK

    NEW IRELAND

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    A NEW IRELAND TATANUA MASK
    New Ireland
    The face with pierced eyes inset with shell opercule, pierced nose and mouth, the latter with painted teeth, the large ears with incised lenticular motifs and looped lobes, painted motifs in red, black and white, the elaborate superstructure on cane base with central fiber crest, one side with inset fiber ringlets in black gum, the other with white chalk and attached red feathers two old labels inscribed Tanzmaske tatuana Neu-Mecklenburg.
    16 in. (41 cm.) high


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    Provenance

    Roberta Nochimson, New York, 1972