Iatmul Wood Mask, Korogo Village, Papua New Guinea
Iatmul (Korogo Village, Middle Sepik River, Papua New Guinea)
Mask, late 20th century
Carved wood, human hair, pigment, boar tusk, and shells
from the collection of artists Lenore and Robert Szesko (Chicago, Illinois).
- Please note that the sale of boar tusks and elk bugle teeth, known as elk ivories, are prohibited in the states of California, New York, and New Jersey. Bidding must be restricted to residents of states where the sale of these teeth is legal. The winning bidder must provide proof of current residence in a state where sale is legal, and shipping to states where sale of boar tusks and elk bugle teeth are illegal will also not be allowed.
- loss to hair; chips and loss to tusk; varnish stains to the surface; minor abrasions and dust throughout.