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Rare African Carved Wood Mask

Auction:
2506
Lot:
240
Sold for:
$106,650$90,000

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Auction:
American Indian & Ethnographic Arts - 2506
Location:
Boston
Date / Time :
May 15, 2010 10:00AM

Description:

Rare African Carved Wood Mask, Mbole, the shield-like form with slightly concave back, narrow pierced eyes under concave arched brows, narrow nose with central indentation, the forehead with grooved and painted stripes, remnant white pigment and pyro-engraved details, handle from the bottom, old repair, old tags on reverse, ht. 14 in.

Literature: Illustrated in Masks of Black Africa, by Ladislas Segy, figure 236, Face of the Spirits, editor Herreman, Petridas, 1994, pp. 206-209, Traditional Arts and History of Zaire, Francois Neyt, pp. 26, 27, 31.
Estimate $8,000-12,000

Keywords

Ladislas Segy, editor, Herreman, Francois Neyt, Mask

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