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Abelam Head from a Men’s House Lintel – B17-27

Abelam Head from a Men’s House Lintel. When I acquired this piece from a old collection I was not sure what the story was as it, at first, looked like a wooden dance costume mask, called a baba. Upon close inspection I realized this was one of the heads from a Wosera area Men’s House lintel that had been removed and hollowed out. As you can see they used an adze and fire to hollow it out. There is a crack across the forehead but it is old and does not endanger the integrity of the carving. It is 12.5 inches high and 10 inches wide. Traditional paint made from clays.

Priced at $100 plus $25 shipping costs within the US (Please see below for important shipping information)

 Total cost will be $125

*The shipping cost quoted is via UPS. Should you want or need the item to be shipped via the Post Office please contact me. The cost to ship larger artifacts is considerably more than UPS in most cases.

*If I am shipping to you outside the US, please contact me for shipping costs. I will get back to you with a total.

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