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Skinner Auctions Boston MA
3099B Boston
May 5, 2018 10:00AMCalender
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We-Guere Mask

 
Auction: American Indian & Ethnographic Arts - 3099B Location: Boston Date / Time: May 05, 2018 10:00AM

Description:

We-Guere Mask, oval form with exaggerated features, broad articulated brass studded mouth, large nose, bulging eyes with pierced slits and projecting forehead, beard made up of human hair bound in cloth on the perimeter, two painted boar tusks and two painted medicine bundles complete the forehead decoration, perimeter profusely decorated with spent cartridge cases, additional holes pierced for sight above the eyes, fur moustache and two wood projectiles on upper lip, ht. 16 1/2 in.

Provenance: Galerie Noir d'Ivoire, Paris, France.
Estimate $8,000-12,000


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Keywords

Paris, France, Cartridge, Facial hair, Forehead, Hairstyles, Head, Human body, Moustache