Skinner

Auctioneers and Appraisers

Northwest Coast Polychrome Carved Wood Mask

Auction:
2376
Lot:
229
Sold for:
$38,188$32,500

social_share

Inquire

Tabs

About

Auction:
American Indian & Ethnographic Arts - 2376
Location:
Boston
Date / Time :
September 23, 2007 10:00AM

Description:

Northwest Coast Polychrome Carved Wood Mask, Kwakiutl, c. last half 19th century, the large hollow-backed cedar form with stylized human face wearing a shark (?) face headdress, with large unpierced eyes, pierced mouth overlaid with pounded copper lips, the prominent nose with possible bird beak overlay, remnant white, black, blue, and red pigments, patina of use, (cracks, old repairs), ht. 25, wd. 20 1/2 in.

Provenance: Collected from an elementary school in Connecticut in the early 1940s.
Estimate $20,000-30,000

Keywords

elementary school , Connecticut, Fashion, Lip

Departments