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Auction Closes At: 10:38:00 03/02/2015
Time Remaining: Closed
Lot# & Name: 015. Bundu Society Helmet Mask
Estimate: $3,000-$5,000
Current High Bid: $1,600.00
Auction Closed(Final Price) $1,600.00

Category: African
Sub Category: West Africa
Culture or Country: Mende, Sierra Leone.
Period: --
Size: 15-1/2”H.

Description: Helmet mask, commissioned and used by the womens society, the elaborate hairdo rises in four curved fin-like ridges surmounted by a pyramidal talisman on the two center ridges. Rows of braids cover head, with a band of squared talismans and animal horns between hair and rows of fat around neck. The gentle face bears small curved eyeholes, narrow nose, scarification on cheeks, and thin relief lips. Very old dark brown patina with rough encrusted surface from layers of applied palm oil and black “njui” coloring. Light losses around rim, Custom base.
Provenance: The Allan Stone Collection, acquired from Tambaran Gallery, NYC., 1989.
Shipping Fee:
National: $35.00
International: $175.00 (This is approximate and for Postal Service. Prices may vary, especially for private carriers such as: FEDEX, UPS and BAX).

Bundu Society Helmet Mask

BIDDER BID QTY Original Bid Time
1. BEL $1,600.00 1 3/2/2015 10:26:40 AM
2. CROSS $1,500.00 1 3/2/2015 10:25:53 AM
3. BEL $1,350.00 1 3/2/2015 8:35:12 AM
4. nono $1,250.00 1 3/2/2015 10:24:59 AM

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