Lot: 30673rd tribal art auction
Cameroon Grassfields, Widekum
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|collected in situ (1968 -1972)||H: 19.3 inch||
plus 23 % commission, VAT, transport and insurance
wood, brown patina, kaolin, pointed headgear, two drilled holes in every cheek, pierced around the rim, min. dam., cracks, slight traces of abrasion; this mask is a mixture between a helmet and a face mask. It is deemed to be the only mask of this ethnic group and represents a kind of "Till Eulenspiegel".