This old New Guinea mask comes from that coastal area between the mouths of the Sepik and Ramu Rivers just inshore of the tall volcanic Manam Island. There is a roundness to the face, wide-open oval eyes, somewhat short nose with the distinct representation of multiple shell nose pieces common at the Ramu River delta region. There is nice remains of reddish color and the patina on the backside is superb. Notice the old way the perimeter holes have been dug out. The mask comes from the estate of the late great female field collector Lynda Cunningham. The piece dates to the early 20th century, is 8 ¾” (22.1 cm) in height and sells for $6500. Questions?