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Wednesday, 16 December 2015 10:40

The Toledo Museum of Art Acquires a Monumental Oceanic Mask at Auction

The Toledo Museum of Art. The Toledo Museum of Art. Wikimedia Commons

A masterwork of Oceanic art has been added to the collection at the Toledo Museum of Art. Purchased at Christie’s in Paris on Dec. 3, 2015, the mask is one of four known distinguished examples from Saibai Island in the Torres Straits and has been heralded by scholars as the most notable. The Saibai Island Masks are among the rarest and most spectacular works of art created by the artists of the Torres Straits.

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