Important Aboriginal Art
Melbourne
25 March 2009
189

RARE ZOOMORPHIC BEAKED MASK
(WOMBON VILLAGE, NINGERUM
PEOPLE, OK TEDI RIVER,
STAR MOUNTAINS, WESTERN
PROVINCE, PAPUA NEW GUINEA)

this is an extremely remote area
and not a lot is known about these
striking masks, which most likely
represent avian ancestral spirits

46.0 cm height

Estimate: 
$2,000 - 3,000
Sold for $2,400 (inc. BP) in Auction 7 - 25 March 2009, Melbourne
Provenance

Private collection, Melbourne