Invaluable cannot guarantee the accuracy of translations through Google Translate and disclaims any responsibility for inaccurate translations.
Lot 22: 19th C. Indonesian Kayan Painted Wood Mask
07 November 2016
Louisville, CO, USA
Timed Auctions are a new and exciting way to buy quality lots from exclusively participating auctioneers. Place your top bid to be executed in confidence or get notified when you've been outbid and come back to bid again.
Our Timed Auctions are convenient, secure and designed to enhance your bidding experience.
P.S. Remember to refresh the page to see the current bid, time left, and if the lot closing was extended.Close
Indonesia, Borneo, Kayan or Kenyah peoples, ca. late 19th to early 20th century CE. A wooden mask with huge fangs and multiple rows of teeth, staring, open eyes, and a flared nose. Heavy dark red paint gives detail to the fangs, the lips, the nose, heavy eyebrows, and a hair style that includes curls on the sides of the face. The back includes a rod of bamboo to grip with the teeth so the mask can be worn. Two holes have been drilled through the sides of the mask as another method for wearing it. Size: 6.25" W x 10.75" H (15.9 cm x 27.3 cm)
Provenance: Ex-Camocho collection
All items legal to buy/sell under U.S. Statute covering cultural patrimony Code 2600, CHAPTER 14, and are guaranteed to be as described or your money back.
A Certificate of Authenticity will accompany all winning bids.
We ship worldwide and handle all shipping in-house for your convenience.
Condition Report: Intact with dark wood patina; slight scoring and wear to surface.