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African Carved Wood Mask

Auction:
2408
Lot:
109
Sold for:
$14,220

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Auction:
American Indian & Ethnographic Arts - 2408
Location:
Boston
Date / Time :
May 10, 2008 10:00AM

Description:

African Carved Wood Mask, Pende, the pierced eyes looking down, the pierced mouth with filed teeth, ovoid scarification marks on cheeks, with elaborate fiber coiffure and head cover, traces of white and red-brown pigments, patina of use, ht. 16 in.

Provenance: Charles Myers, Paris.

Literature: Arts Traditionels et Histoire au Zaire, Neyt, F., p. 139, fig. VII.5.
Estimate $1,000-1,500

Keywords

Paris, Charles Myers, Fashion, Mask

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