12-01-2018 12-01-2018
Skinner Auctions
Skinner Auctions Boston MA
3185B Boston
December 1, 2018 10:00AMCalender
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Mende Bundu Helmet Mask

$615$500
Auction: American Indian & Ethnographic Arts - 3185B Location: Boston Date / Time: December 01, 2018 10:00AM

Description:

Mende Bundu Helmet Mask, from the Sante society, fat rolls on the neck above a heavily pierced rim support the triangular face with downturned mouth, narrow nose, and crescent cutout eyes, all below an open forehead surmounted by an elaborate coiffure with a cylindrical bundle atop, overall black patina, ht. 14 1/2 in.

Provenance: The Nicholas Rubano collection, New Hampshire.
Estimate $1,200-1,800


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