Superb Rare Spirit Mask, Solomon Islands. Carved and engraved hardwood and natural pigment. Carved with large distended earlobes, the mask has a prominent nose with slit carved eyes and wears a red hatched headband, open carved mouth with red ochre decoration around mouth to cheeks and a top-knot. Possibly Bougainville or north western Solomons. Approx L52cm. PROVENANCE John Magers Collection, Sydney.