Antique Mask from Timor (Indonesia)
29 x 24 cm (11.5 x 9.5 inches)
This is a superb antique ceremonial mask from Timor with fine portrait-like features and distinctive tribal headdress or tattoo-like markings on the forehead. Believed to be 19th Century, it probably represents a known tribal ancestor. It is very well carved in a dense hardwood. It has an attractive black and brown patina and the look and feel of considerable age and use, and is in very good condition.
This powerful mask conveys a real sense of the person it represents, and is one of our personal favourites.