Rare Dance Mask, Ambrym Island, Vanuatu
Lot 10
Rare Dance Mask, Ambrym Island, Vanuatu
US$ 20,000 - 30,000
€ 18,000 - 26,000

African and Oceanic Art

5 Dec 2017, 13:00 PST

Los Angeles

Lot Details
Rare Dance Mask, Ambrym Island, Vanuatu Rare Dance Mask, Ambrym Island, Vanuatu Rare Dance Mask, Ambrym Island, Vanuatu
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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