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Rare Mbole Carved and Painted Wood Mask

Auction:
2563B
Lot:
110
Sold for:
$830$700

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Auction:
American Indian & Ethnographic Arts - 2563B
Location:
Boston
Date / Time :
September 24, 2011 10:00AM

Description:

Rare Mbole Carved and Painted Wood Mask, the concave oval form with relief-carved lines on forehead, arched brows, incised crescent eyes and mouth, pierced nostrils, long chin pierced for attachments, braided fiber cord armband, remnant pigments, (old repair), ht. 8, wd. 3 3/4 in.

Provenance: Collection of Joseph Aurelian Cornet, bequeathed to Mikoom Yemaam.
Estimate $2,500-3,500

Keywords

Joseph Aurelian Cornet, Crisis of the Third Century

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