Hunstein Mountain Bahinemo Garra Mask, Papua New Guinea. Carved and engraved hardwood and natural pigment. Of elongated and carved concave form with symmetrical vertical hooks and large projecting eyes. On a stand and painted with orange, black and white ochere decoration with holes around the perimeter to hang fibre decoration. Approx L77cm. PROVENANCE The Christensen Fund Collection. Fine Tribal Art Aboriginal Bark Paintings, Sotheby’s, Sydney, 27/10/1996. Lot No. 164. John Magers Collection, Sydney.
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