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Kipong Mask

Northern New Ireland, Bismarck Archipelago, Melanesia
Wood (Alstonia scholaris), operculas (Turbo Petholatus), beeswax, lime, and pigments.
H. 51cm; l .: 18cm
Provenance: Former collection of surrealist Adolf Hoffmeister (1902-1973), Czech Republic

Mask

Tolai population, Blanche Bay, Gazelle Peninsula,
New Britain, Bismarck Archipelago, Melanesia,
Wood, pearls and pigments,
Height: 27 cm,
Provenance: Old Roger Vivier collection
(1907-1998), Paris.

Eharo Mask

Elema population, Gulf of Papua, Papua New Guinea, Melanesia
Wood, tapa and pigments
H.: 24.5 cm
Provenance: Collected by an Australian Naval Officer in 1914