Global Art & Artifacts

Masks!

Masks and Headgear

Warrior Mask. Rope Hair. Hand Carved and Painted. Borneo.

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    From my private collection. Hand carved and hand painted, this rare mask is carved from Suar wood . . . which is similar to Hibiscus.

Vintage Wood Mask. Tibet

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    From my personal collection. . . . flaring nostrils and all!   Stand not included.

Vintage Mahakala Wooden Temple Mask. Tibet.

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    A protector temple mask from my private collection.

Mayan Style Mask. Original Artist. Portland USA

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    Another mask from my favorite local “mask” artist. Created by the very talented Patricia Hampel in 2004. From my private collection.

Iatmul Savi Mask. Crocodile Middle Sepik. PNG. Papua New Guinea.

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    Savi masks are known for their tongues. Such tongues – sticking out of the mask’s mouth – is a sign of aggressiveness toward enemies of their clan and as a protection against black magic. In this case, the tongue is in the shape of a crocodile… Continue reading

Kpan Mblo Portrait Mask. Helmet. Baule People. Wood. Cote d’Ivoire. Africa

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    The origin of these masks is to portray an honored person during a celebration of that person. Colored costumes are worn and attached via cords through the holes in the back of the mask.   This is indeed a rare and important African mask.   Its condition… Continue reading

18th Century Aztec Eagle Warrior Clay Mask. Central America.

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  Two archaeologists have agreed that this mask is between the 17th or early 18th centuries in age and, while not Pre-Columbian or classic Mayan, was definitely from indigenous peoples of Central America . . . perhaps Belize.   Aztec warriors from this region were part of societies… Continue reading

Chokwe Wood Female Mask. Mwana Pwo. Headdress. Angola. Africa

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This mask is from the Chokwe people living in central Angola. Mwana Pwo refers to the beauty of a woman’s face and represents a female ancestor. The scarification patterns, the open mouth and pointed teeth all represent beauty for the Chokwe.   A great mask with a lot… Continue reading

Chokwe Tshokwe Mask. Kahemba Territory. DRC. Congo. Africa

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    A stunning mask from the Kahemba territory of the Congo . . located near the border with Angola. Hard wood.   Museum quality mask in excellent condition. Circa 1960 – 1970s.   For the Serious Collector. Stand not included.   This mask has been sold. Thanks C.R. !

Ceremonial Water Ancestor Spirit Mask, Iatmul Middle Sepik, PNG. Papua New Guinea

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    This mask was used in ceremonies to placate and pacify dangerous water spirits. Acquired in the late-1960s. In very good condition. Stand not included.
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