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African Carved Wood Mask and Elaborate Headdress

Auction:
2346
Lot:
90
Sold for:
$1,880$1,600

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Auction:
American Indian & Ethnographic Arts - 2346
Location:
Boston
Date / Time :
January 13, 2007 10:00AM

Description:

African Carved Wood Mask and Elaborate Headdress, Wobe, the mask with protruding pierced "coffee bean" eyes and metal teeth, the long angled headdress decorated with red, black, and yellow cloth and leather, cowrie shells, animal hair, and large brass bells around the chin, (some loss), ht. 26 1/2 in.

Provenance: Sold for the benefit of the Brooklyn Museum.
Estimate $400-600

Keywords

metal teeth, Brooklyn Museum, Mask

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