Early deeply carved Hunstein Mountain Bahinemo Mask, Papua New Guiinea. Carved and engraved hardwood and natural pigment. Of deeply carved concave form with hooked symmetrical projections and bulging eyes with a nicely adzed back. Highlighted with ochres of reddish orange and white with black stripes across the eyes. Approx L93cm. PROVENANCE The Christensen Fund Collection. Fine Tribal Art Aboriginal Bark Paintings, Sotheby’s, Sydney, 27/10/1996. Lot No. 164. John Magers Collection, Sydney.