Lot: 18793rd Tribal Art Auction
Rare calabash face mask "mbubu"
|Provenance||Size||Starting price / estimated price|
|Eric Robertson, New York, USA||H: 13 inch||
plus 23 % commission, VAT, transport and insurance
pumpkin, plant fibre, clay-like mass, colour pigments (yellow and red ochre, kaolin), base Only a few specimens of these gourd masks are found in museums or private collections. For a similar object that is located in the holdings of the Metropolitan Museum, New York, see African Heritage Documentation & Research Centre, no. 0095473.