Mask, South Malekula Island, Vanuatu
Lot 269Y
Mask, South Malekula Island, Vanuatu
Sold for US$ 6,250 inc. premium
Auction Details
Mask, South Malekula Island, Vanuatu
Lot Details
Mask, South Malekula Island, Vanuatu
height 15in (38cm)
Fiber, adhesive, spider web, bamboo, natural pigments, boars tusks

Provenance:
Michael Grebanier Collection, California
Private Collection, North Carolina

"This superb and rare temar ne are style mask has a wonderfully naturalistic face with dramatic expression and is in excellent original condition. These masks were usually kept well stored, being for special (and 'rather tabu') occasions." (Kaufmann, Arts of Vanuatu, 1996: p. 23)
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  1. Fredric Backlar
    Specialist - African, Oceanic and Pre-Columbian Art
    Bonhams
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