Yellow Sepik Plains Tumbuan Mask-New Guinea Art-Oceanic Art
There is an unmistakable intensity to this mask coming from the Sepik Plains area--south of the Boiken area but north of the Middle Sepik River. It would have been lashed to a tall cane dance costume, “tumbuan,” that towered six feet above the dancer's body. The mask has a powerful expression and bold yellow and red pigments. As one can see from the dark patinated top section and reverse the mask has substantial age and field use. The piece is 20 ½" (52 cm) in height, dates to the 1920s and the price is available upon request. Questions?