Lot: 43

Fetish mask

Côte d'Ivoire / Liberia, Dan

Provenance Size Hammer price
Adrian Schlag, Brussels, Belgium H: 9.4 inch This object is not available anymore.

wood, metal, animal teeth/bone, base

This mask is covered with an extremely thick layer of encrusted
sacrificial patina. Very unusual are the eyes which are made of metal
half-shells, that are loosely superimposed on the small round eye openings.

The mask seems to combine features of different mask types. The carved wreath of small horns across the forehead refers to "bagle" entertainment masks.

ADHRC: 0203071