Seller: rowhouseantiques (223) 100%, Location: Reading, Ships to: GB & many other countries, Item: 274274520327 Details This slightly convex ceramic mask with two eye-holes and incised intersecting curved lines is from the Peñablanca Caves in the Philippines. There are about three hundred archaeologically important caves originally made a National Park by Theodore Roosevelt, Jr in 1932. Ancient human remains have also been found in the caves suggesting that these masks might be funerary; perhaps a window from one world to another. This particular mask was sourced on the specialist fine art market in London and dated as 4th-3rd century BC. The masks can be displayed mounted on a wall and have modern holes drilled on either side; they are better hung using small plastic coated 'L' shaped cup hooks. A delightfully tangible and relatively inexpensive connection with an ancient civilisation. This mask is one of a pair, please look at other items listed by Row House Antiques, Reading. Dimensions 140 mm wide and 110 mm high (5 1/2" and 4 1/4" respectively). Row House Antiques Row House Antiques is a continually updated collection of relaxed and easy to live country furniture and curiosities. The collection is housed in an early Georgian townhouse in Reading, England and some of the collection is listed here. We work with interior designers and homemakers and whether a living space needs humanising or you’re building a collection maybe we can help. Please look for other pieces from RowHouseAntiques. Condition: This slightly convex ceramic mask with two eye-holes and incised intersecting curved lines is from the Peñablanca Caves in the Philippines.