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Wood Mask. Old number to reverse: H56
Early – mid 20th Century
Size: 26.5cm high, 20cm wide, 13.5cm deep – 10½ ins high, 8 ins wide, 5¼ ins deep
Ex Robert Noortman collection
Manam Island lies just off the Ramu Island area coastline and its art form is related to the Ramu style. The mask is most probably a representation of an important clan ancestor.