Lot: 127

Rare mask type with forehead scar "tohourou"

Côte d'Ivoire, Bété / Guro

Provenance Size Starting price / estimated price
Hendrik Elias (1925-2014), Wieze, Ghent, Belgium
Lucien Van de Velde, Antwerp, Belgium (1980)
Christie's, London, 23 June 1986, Lot 36
Michael Oliver, New York City, USA
Philip Sanfield (1928-2008), Farmington Hills, USA (1990)
Sotheby's, New York, 20 November 1990, Lot 74
Private Collection, California, USA
Sotheby's, New York, 16 May 2014, Lot 332
H: 9.4 inch 5000 EUR / 10000 EUR

wood, base For a stylistically very similar mask see African Heritage Documentation & Research Centre, no. 0062551.


de Buck, Jo, Hendrik Elias Legacy Archives, Brussels 2018, p. 53, ill. 9

ADHRC: 0062565