Mask/Marionette Sculpture - South Malekula

Ref : Vanuatu 12

Mask/Marionette Sculpture - South Malekula Dramatic & 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