Mende Helmet Mask, Sowo
- Sold for:
- American Indian & Ethnographic Arts - 3185B
- Date / Time :
- December 01, 2018 10:00AM
Mende Helmet Mask, Sowo, the oval face with close-set features, diminutive smiling mouth, pierced slit eyes in incised sockets, thick incised eyebrows, and naturalistic ears, the broad forehead with a rectangular scarification panel surmounted by a headband framing the coiffure, flanked by four curving horns and enclosed by four snakes, dark shiny patina, ht. 13 1/2 in.
Provenance: Private collection, Newton, Massachusetts; Sotheby's, New York, November 10, 1987, Lot 179.
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