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Lot 99E: PNG Madang Province, Ramu River Wooden Hook Mask
27 October 2016
Louisville, CO, USALive Auction
Papua New Guinea, Ramu/Upper Keram River, ca. last quarter 19th to first quarter 20th century. Fine early wooden mask warrior with bulging eyes, long thin nose and multiple levels of incurved hooks. Custom stand. Size: 18.75" H (47.6 cm); 22.25" (56.5 cm) on stand
Provenance: Ex-Adeon Gallery, Nick Poolos, Chicago, IL acquired before 1970.
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Condition Report: Minor loss at base, a few age cracks, minor chips throughout