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Mbala Helmet Mask

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3099B
Lot:
65
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Auction:
American Indian & Ethnographic Arts - 3099B
Location:
Boston
Date / Time :
May 05, 2018 10:00AM

Description:

Mbala Helmet Mask, hollowed-out helmet mask, pierced around the rim for fiber suspension, some fiber still attached, white heart-shaped face, with open mouth, coffee bean eyes, pierced and naturalistic ears; high swept-back black coiffure divided into five sections, decorated with numerous incised circles, and with a fiber band wrapped around the head below the coiffure, ht. 10 in.

Provenance: A private Boston collection; Pace Primitive, New York; Private collection, Belgium.
Estimate $5,000-7,000


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

Pace Primitive, African clothing, Bean, Cuisine, Food and drink, Headgear, Helmet, Mask, Belgium

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