Mask/Marionette Sculpture - South Malekula
Ref : Vanuatu 12Dramatic & striking marionette/mask with protuberant eyes and nose collected in southwest malekula island, Vanuatu (small nambas people-Lawa village) during the 60's and made of vegetal matter, pig's tusks, wood and natural pigments.
Total height : 27.5 inches / 70 cm
Mask only : 14.5 inches / 37 cm
Ex Nicolai Michoutouchkine (Russia-Vanuatu) collection
Ex Michael Kuntz (Houston-Texas) collection
Litterature : Felix Speiser " Ethonology of Vanuatu"
Estimated age : 1950/60