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Tabwa Face Mask

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3185B
Lot:
119
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Auction:
American Indian & Ethnographic Arts - 3185B
Location:
Boston
Date / Time :
December 01, 2018 10:00AM

Description:

Tabwa Face Mask, Democratic Republic of the Congo, anthropomorphic face mask with cutout mouth and eyes, triangular nose, and protruding ears, incised lines around the eyes and running across the face and up the forehead to the well-defined and detailed coiffure, overall rich brown patina, the present mask one of only three known examples, ht. 12 1/4 in.

Provenance: Mauricio and Emilia Lasansky collection, Iowa City, Iowa; by descent to the present owners.
Estimate $15,000-20,000


The absence of a condition statement does not imply that the lot is in perfect condition or completely free from wear and tear, imperfections or the effects of aging. Condition requests can be obtained via email (lot inquiry button) or by telephone to the appropriate gallery location (Boston/617.350.5400 or Marlborough/508.970.3000). Any condition statement given, as a courtesy to a client, is only an opinion and should not be treated as a statement of fact. Skinner Inc. shall have no responsibility for any error or omission.

Keywords

Mauricio Lasansky, Emilia Lasansky, Iowa City, Congo, African clothing, Ethnic groups in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Geography of Iowa, Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa, Lungu people, Mask

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