09-06-2014 09-06-2014
Skinner Auctions
Skinner Auctions Boston MA
2745B Boston
September 6, 2014 10:00 AMCalender
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Temne Polychrome Carved Wood Head Crest Mask

 
Auction: American Indian & Ethnographic Arts - 2745B Location: Boston Date / Time: September 06, 2014 10:00AM

Description:

Temne Polychrome Carved Wood Head Crest Mask, Sierra Leone, used in Ode-lay society festivals, a Janus mask with a female face in back of a leopard head, with another animal head on top, (wood loss), 22 1/2 x 14 in.

Literature: Published in Masks from West and Central Africa: A Celebration of Color and Form (Schiffer Publishing Ltd., 2013).

Exhibitions: Free Library Gallery, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 2011: More Than a Pretty Face: Masks from West and Central Africa from the Rosen Collection.

Estimate $100-150


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Keywords

Central Africa, West Africa, Polychrome Carved Wood Head, leopard head, Sierra Leone, animal head, Free Library Gallery, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Schiffer Publishing Ltd.