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A FINE NEW GUINEA MASK
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A FINE NEW GUINEA MASK

YUAT RIVER

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A FINE NEW GUINEA MASK
Yuat River
Of well rounded form, with pierced eyes, mouth and pierced septum, the forehead with three crescents carved in relief to one side, a raised disc with serrated border at the centre, the ears pierced for attachment, red, white and black painted embellishments, accession number: D/39 3/867
33cm. high
Provenance
Collected on the voyage of La Korrigane, 1934-1936
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Please note that the provenance of this lot should read: Collected on the voyage of La Korrigane, 1935. The mask was purchased by Ch. van den Broek in the village of Magondo in September of that year. It is not from George Heye, New York.

Lot Essay

Cf. a similar mask collected on the Yuat River by Merk-Ikier in 1928 now in the Museum für Völkerkunde, Berlin, illustrated by Kelm. H., Kunt von Sepik III, Berlin, 1968, no.209
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