Lot: 166

95th Tribal Art Auction

Anthropomorphic face mask

Côte d'Ivoire, Wè / Dan

Provenance Size Starting price / estimated price
Old British Collection (coll. in the 1960s/ 70s) H: 12.6 inch 2000 EUR
plus 23 % commission, VAT, transport and insurance

wood, real hair, hide, cowry shells, glass, Probably this mask belongs to the category of entertainment masks and probably to the type of singer masks "nineagla".

Lorenz Homberger (Hrsg.), Masken der Wè und Dan, Elfenbeinküste, Zürich 1997, p. 52 ff.