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Lot 395: Papua New Guinea Woven Turtle Shell Mask. Est
December 10, 2016
Carson City, NV, USALive Auction
Description: Papua New Guinea Woven Turtle Shell Mask. Estimated more than 50 yrs old. Oceanic art is the creative works made by the native peoples of the Pacific Islands and Australia, including areas as far apart as Hawaii and Easter Island. Specifically it comprises the works of the two groups of people who settled the area, though during two different periods. The area is often broken down into four separate regions: Polynesia, Micronesia, Australasia, and Melanesia. The artistic creations of these people varies greatly throughout the cultures and regions. The subject matter typically carries themes of fertility or the supernatural. Art such as masks were used in religious ceremonies or social rituals. Petroglyphs, Tattooing, painting, wood carving, stone carving and textile work are other common art forms. Size: See Ruler Photo. (Photos Represent The Condition Of The Lot.)
Condition Report: Good