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Mende Bundu Mask

Auction:
3099B
Lot:
230
Sold for:
$3,198$2,600

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

Description:

Mende Bundu Mask, from the Sande society, with numerous fat rolls on the neck supporting the triangular shaped face with grooved mouth, narrow nose and crescent cutout eyes, below a ridged forehead, and surmounted by an elaborate coiffure with horns on either side, with a three pronged appendage and small bundle atop, with thick shiny black patina, wearing a raffia and netting collar, ht. without collar 14 in.
Estimate $4,000-6,000

good condition



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

Africa, Bundu, Collar, Culture, Ethnic groups in Sierra Leone, Gola people, Mende, Religion in Guinea, Religion in Liberia, Religion in Sierra Leone, Sande society, Visual arts

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