12-01-2018 12-01-2018
Skinner Auctions
Skinner Auctions Boston MA
3185B Boston
December 1, 2018 10:00AMCalender
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Dan Face Mask

$492$400
Auction: American Indian & Ethnographic Arts - 3185B Location: Boston Date / Time: December 01, 2018 10:00AM

Description:

Dan Face Mask, hollowed-out form with diamond-shaped mouth inset with metal plugs for teeth beneath the naturalistic nose and pierced slit eyes, with a protruding central ridge on the forehead and braided hair, fine varied dark brown patina, ht. 8 1/2 in.

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


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Keywords

Body piercing, Forehead, Historical Christian hairstyles, Human body, Human nose