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Ogoni Mask

Auction:
3099B
Lot:
226
Sold for:
$338$275

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

Description:

Ogoni Mask, carved from light-colored wood, the face, with the small, wide, upwards curved nose, full dark lips and pierced eyes is colored in white, beneath a black-dyed cap with three upturned points on the rim, with round scarification marks on both temples next to rounded ears, the jaw is hinged with fiber, with fifteen "teeth" made of wooden pegs, which were inserted in the lower jaw, ht. 7 1/2 in.
Estimate $400-600


The absence of a condition statement does not imply that the lot is in perfect condition or completely free from wear and tear, imperfections or the effects of aging. Condition requests can be obtained via email (lot inquiry button) or by telephone to the appropriate gallery location (Boston/617.350.5400 or Marlborough/508.970.3000). Any condition statement given, as a courtesy to a client, is only an opinion and should not be treated as a statement of fact. Skinner Inc. shall have no responsibility for any error or omission.

Keywords

Body art, Body modification, Body piercing, Fashion, Human body, Lip, Scarification

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