New Guinea art objects and artifacts | Baining Masks
It is no wonder the Surrealist artists of the early 20th century especially admired Oceanic art. The whimsical and often otherworldly nature of the objects continue to amaze us today. This Baining fire mask from East New Britain is an excellent example. The fish-like lower creature sprouts a tall circular single eye. While the majority of Baining fire masks on the market were made in the last 40 years the present one is a good old one a solid generation older than most out there dating to the mid 20th century or before. It is 45” (114.3 cm) in height and the price is available upon request. Questions?