40"x 9 Rare Old Ancestor Japandai Wood Oracle Spirit Mask Sepik Papua New Guinea

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Unique South Pacific rare and old Ancestral Japandai Wood Oracle Spirit Mask, Sepik river, Papua New Guinea, PNG

Rare VERY OLD Unique Ancestral Japandai Wood Oracle Spirit Mask Sepik Papua Guinea 13A10

Item 13A10 in our inventory, was $750.00

Very rare older Spirit mask representing an ancestor, a protective idol kept in the men's house.

Japandai Village

East Sepik region.

Papua New guinea, PNG.

It was hand carved out of one solid piece of red native wood. This unusual mask is seen here on all the photos except the ones of natives I took while there.

Such masks were most important as they were oracles consulted for advice in times of sickness, disease and wars by the clan or tribe.

Measures: 40"  x 7" x 9"

Made from solid wood, very heavy: 9 lbs

We have many rare pieces available that we list weekly, shields including some from the Asmat region, arrow reflectors and panels as well as story boards, gope boards, masks, statues, baskets etc... 

Check Dominique Rice Oceania Store in Sun Sentinel Newspaper, Fort Lauderdale, for information on our collection and authentic 

All our collector and rare items come with pages and pages of research about provenance, and with history of the tribes and photos as well, depending on item and whenever possible. When shipping internationally, we group ship multiple purchases to save you money, and find the best rates available. If you have any questions or want to see research conducted on this piece and photos of tribes, tell us.