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Kanak Apuema Mask

New Caledonia



By (artist) Inconnu


Mask of a human face with sharp, stylized features. The rounded forehead continues into a beaklike nose, which juts over a large, grimacing mouth. The cheeks are round and the chin is prominent. Several holes are drilled into the mounting. The thick lips are smeared with resin. There are several inscriptions, seals, and labels on the inside.

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Creation datesd [circa 19e]
Physical descriptionHaut : 27 cm (10 5/8 in.)
Bois dur à teinte brun foncé, pigments noirs, ancienne patine.
Place of origin
Size27,00 cm
Breton Auction, 2003Lot 6110
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CategoriesMelanesian Art, Oceanian, Ppolynesian, Melanesian Art
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