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Yet another Mystery Mask

Looks old and primitive

Looks old and primitive

Q:  I picked this mask up at an estate sale, but they could not tell me anything about it. It’s 13″ tall, 8.5″ at it’s widest and about 4.5″ thick. Can you help me figure out where it might be from?  Rick, 819

A:  This is another Mystery Mask the Mask Man can’t identify. Bulging eyes and big teeth rendered in a rough and primitive style. Most likely it comes from an area where the tourists are intrigued by “old tribal masks.” But this could be evidence of my lack of knowledge. Let’s hope someone comments on this quickly carved chunk of wood. Maybe it’s an old, stone-carved mask from a remote island in the Pacific!

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