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Auction Closes At: 16:01:02 10/18/2021
Time Remaining: 2Day(s) 7Hour(s) 42min(s) 8sec(s)
Lot# & Name: 791. Dan Mask with Beard
Estimate Price: $600-$900
Current High Bid: $175.00

Category: African
Sub Category: West Africa
Culture or Country: Ivory Coast/Liberia.
Period: --
Size: 11H. with beard (28cm).

Description: Spirit mask of ovoid form with small circular eyes, the whole obverse surface covered with thick crusty patina of sacrificial earthen material. The mouth is inserted with animal teeth curving out from the top lip, and animal fur covers the upper lip and extends to form short beard. Multiple metal nails inserted along the top of the forehead, with one straight nail in center, would have empowered the embodying spirit. Some losses to rim. Thick layered patina on exterior, mellow patina on interior.
Provenance: Collection of Ben Matros, NY., acquired in the field, 1960s to 1970s.
Shipping Fee:
National: $25.00
International: $100.00

Dan Mask with Beard

BIDDER BID QTY Original Bid Time
1. El Maestro $175.00 1 10/15/2021 6:17:07 PM

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