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Mbala Helmet Mask

Auction:
3113T
Lot:
1167
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Auction:
American Indian & Ethnographic Arts - 3113T
Location:
Marlborough
Date / Time :
July 02, 2018 12:00PM

Description:

Mbala Helmet Mask, hollowed-out helmet mask, pierced around the rim for fiber suspension, traces of kaolin on heart-shaped face, slit coffee bean eyes, painted ears; high swept-back black coiffure divided with deep incisions with a bird mounted on the crown, ht. 16 1/2 in.

Provenance: Mauricio Lasansky collection, Iowa City.
Estimate $800-1,200


Items may have wear and tear, imperfections, or the effects of aging. 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 shall have no responsibility for any error or omission.

Keywords

Iowa City, Helmet, Mask, Mauricio Lasansky, Mbala, Visual arts

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