TIMOR MASKS

Timorese masks fall into In three categories. There is the ritualistic mask - the ones made in nature that were made before you found them.  The commemorative or personal pieces which are always modeled after an ancestor, made to be placed to protect a person or place. 
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Protective Mask
Mid 20th C
Amanuban District
Highland Atoni People - WestTimor
11.25" X 6" X 4.5"
993 grams

REF#TIM993

mask 957 gr

Hand Held Mask
HIghland Atoni People
West Timor
10.5" X 7" X 3.75"
957 grams

Carved from rosewood - ptreocarpus indicus, this solid artifact is in excellent condition

REF#TIM175 grams


mask 827 gr 15x9

 

Timor Tribal Mask
Highland Atoni People
Amanatun District
West Timor
late 20th C
Rosewood - Pterocarpus indicus
15" X 9" X 3"
829 GRAMS 1kg - packed weight

TRADITIONAL TRIBAL ARTIFACT

There is some superficial checking on the wood that in no way undermines the structural integrity of the piece.  The artifact has a deep patina, especially around the handle.

REF#TIM829

 

paddle mask timor 1054

Timor Tribal Mask
Highland Atoni People
Amanatun District
West Timor
mid to late 20th C
19" X 7.5" X 2.5"
1.1kg
rosewood ptreocarpus indicus

TRADITIONAL TRIBAL ARTIFACT

This style of paddle / fright mask would be used to disguise yourself when stealing food from the neighbor in times of extreme hardship or to playfully frighten children into polite behavior.

REF#MT11

TIM12
Timor Tribal Mask
Highland Atoni People
Amanatun District
West Timor
late 20th C
17" X 7.5" X 4"
1.9 KG
rosewood ptreocarpus indicus
 2.5 kg packed weight

TRADITIONAL TRIBAL ARTIFACT

This is a massive mask weighing 2.5kg packed weight.  The nose and base mask are made from two different pieces of wood . There is some checking of the rosewood which does not undermine the structural integrity of the artifact.  The piece has a nice patina.

TIM12

 


MA1320

Paddle Mask
Highland Atoni People
Amanatun District
West Timor
Mid to Late 20th C
11.25" X 7" X 4"
rosewood
1.325 kg

REF$MA1325

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