12-14-2020 12-15-2020
Skinner Auctions
Skinner Auctions Marlborough MA
3536B Marlborough
December 14, 2020 12:00 PMCalender

Bwa Plank Mask

Auction: American Indian & Ethnographic Arts - 3536B Location: Marlborough Date / Time: December 14, 2020 12:00PM


Bwa Plank Mask, Burkina Faso, with circular face, with pierced, open mouth, concentric circles for eyes, and a central, arching, beak-like projection from the forehead, beneath a large rectangular plank carved in low relief with geometric zigzag motifs, surmounted by an upward-pointing crescent, with encrusted pigments, on a metal stand, (native repair to beak), ht. 42 in.

Provenance: Private collection, Guilford, Connecticut; Pace Primitive, New York City, inventory number 54-1197.
Estimate $5,000-7,000

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Guilford, Burkina Faso, New York City