Rare Dance Mask, Ambrym Island, Vanuatu

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Lot 10
Rare Dance Mask, Ambrym Island, Vanuatu

US$ 20,000 - 30,000
€ 18,000 - 28,000
Rare Dance Mask, Ambrym Island, Vanuatu
Wood, vegetal matter, pigment, fiber
height 11 1/2in (29.2cm)

Provenance
Staatliches Museum fur Völkerkunde, Munich
Ludwig Bretschneider, Munich, 1956
Marie Ange Ciolkowska, Paris, 1958
E. Hepburn, Paris
Private American Collection

Published
Hausenstein, Wilhelm, Barbaren und Klassiker - Ein Buch von der Bildnerei Exotischer Völker, Piper & Co. Munich, 1923, no. 30 and front cover

Exhibited and Published
Cannes, France, Palais Miramar: Première Exposition Rétrospective Internationale des Arts d'Afrique et d'Océanie, Hélène et Henri Kamer (Chargés de Mission), July 6 - September 29, 1957, no. 390

Carved from exceedingly light wood with a ridged crest along the top of the head, the forehead extending outwards over large eye sockets and protruding triangular nose; the top and boarders painted in florescent blue, red and white, the facial plane painted in glace with white accents; raffia coiffure attached to the back of the mask with string.
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Rare Dance Mask, Ambrym Island, Vanuatu
Rare Dance Mask, Ambrym Island, Vanuatu
Rare Dance Mask, Ambrym Island, Vanuatu
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