Lot: 152

96th Auction

Antelope helmet mask "n'gonzon koun"

Mali, Bamana

Provenance Size Starting price / estimated price
H: 14.2 inch;
L: 26.2 inch
1800 EUR
plus 23 % commission, VAT, transport and insurance

wood, metal, base Rare version of a "tjiwara" antelope dance crest. The animal, reduced to head and neck, is worked on a helmet-shaped calotte made of wood. A comparable example illustrated in Colleyn, p. 229, cat. 223 (AHDRC 0078355).


Colleyn, Jean Paul (Hg.), Bamana, Zürich 2001, p. 229, ill. 223