I recently acquired this old, pre-contact, stone-carved Lower Sepik mask from a private collection outside of Munich, Germany. It was hung on a wall amongst a number of other fine pieces. What attracted me to the mask was its archaic quality. Its obvious age with soft surface, lack of straight lines and its somewhat questioning expression. Notice the beautiful age and shell scraping marks on the mask’s reverse. The mask is ex. Ernst Heinrich Collection—a major collector of Oceanic art from the 1920s to the 1960s in Germany—a time when early Sepik and New Ireland material was readily had in Germany. The mask dates to the 19th century, is 17 ½” (44.4 cm) in height and the price is available upon request. Questions?