Important Aboriginal Art
Melbourne
25 March 2009
187

SMALL HUNTING CHARM MASK
(GAMEI PEOPLE, LOWER RAMU
RIVER, MADANG PROVINCE,
PAPUA NEW GUINEA)

mid 20th Century

25.0 cm height

unusual example with a second tiny
mask on the end of the elongated
nose, painted with red ‘trade
paint’, pierced around the edges
with woven split cane surround,
avian design incised carving on
the forehead, carried in a small
string bag for protection and to
bring good hunting

Estimate: 
$500 - $700
Sold for $780 (inc. BP) in Auction 7 - 25 March 2009, Melbourne
Provenance

Private collection, Melbourne