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Auction Closes At: 14:36:00 10/15/2021
Time Remaining: Closed
Lot# & Name: 789. Kono or Dan-Yacouba Mask with Long Fiber Headdress
Estimate: $800-$1,200
Current High Bid: $400.00
Auction Closed(Final Price) $400.00

Category: African
Sub Category: West Africa
Culture or Country: Guinea.
Period: --
Size: 23-1/2”H. (60cm)

Description: Female anthropomorphic mask with round eye holes lined with hammered metal and swatch of red textile, mouth is inlaid with animal teeth, and upper lip covered with fabric and animal fur. Elaborate fiber coiffure is composed of a textile woven crest that would have crossed the top of the head and cascade of slender fiber braids around sides and back. Smooth dark brown patina. Nails along chin would have held other attachment. Abraded small hole in right cheek. Custom base. cf. Homberger, L., "Masken der Wè und Dan - Elfenbeinküste", Zurich, 1977, p.76, n°45.
Provenance: Collection of Ben Matros, NY., acquired in the field, 1960s to 1970s.
Shipping Fee:
National: $38.00
International: $159.00 (This is approximate and for Postal Service. Prices may vary, especially for private carriers such as: FEDEX, UPS and BAX).

Kono or Dan-Yacouba Mask with Long Fiber Headdress

BIDDER BID QTY Original Bid Time
1. masque7afrique $400.00 1 10/15/2021 2:21:08 PM

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