Lot 1339: South East Asian Funerary Mask
December 8, 2016
London, United KingdomLive Auction
Description: 4th-3rd century BC. A triangular-shaped slightly curved ceramic mask with two eye-holes and incised stylised facial details; pierced at the outer edges for attachment. See discussion of ceramics in Mijares, A.S.B. The Archaeology of Pe?ablanca Cave Sites, Northern Luzon, Philippines in Journal of Austronesian Studies 1(2), December 2005; and Thiel, B. Excavations at Musang Cave, Northeast Luzon, Philippines, in Asian Perspectives Vol. 28, no. 1. 182 grams, 17cm (6 1/2"). Property of a gentleman; acquired on the Asian art market.
Condition Report: Fine condition.