This small mask comes from the area at the mouth of the Sepik and Ramu Rivers where they nearly converge as they empty into the Pacific ocean on Papua New Guinea’s north coast. The mask is classic in style with long hooked nose bending back and attaching below the mouth, deep set and slanted oval eyes and of course the reddish color. I especially like the faint white mouth and the encrusted patina. Such masks, as you all know by now, were tied to tall cane dance costumes that rested on a dancer’s shoulders. This mask dates to the early 20th century, comes from a Berlin collection, is 11 3/8” (28.7 cm) in height and sells for $3400. Questions?