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Chokwe Mask

Auction:
3190T
Lot:
1494
Sold for:
$246$200

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Auction:
Discovery - 3190T
Location:
Marlborough
Date / Time :
December 12, 2018 10:00AM

Description:

Chokwe Mask, hollowed oval form with pierced mouth with pointed teeth, raised scarification on both cheeks, pierced around the rim with attached raffia fiber netting, and woven fiber headdress, black painted lips, eyebrows, and hair, ht. 8 1/2 in.
Estimate $400-600


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

African clothing, Body modification, Chokwe, Fashion, Fiber, Human body, Lip, Mask, Materials, Scarification, Textiles

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