Lot: 351

85th Tribal Art Auction

Mask

D. R. Congo, Bira

Provenance Size Starting price / estimated price
H: 10.8 inch 1000 EUR
plus 21 % commission, VAT, transport and insurance

wood, brown patina, red and white pigment, painted with dots, curved scarifications on forehead and cheeks, rest. (breakage chin area), cracks, small missing parts, traces of abrasion; the rain forest region Ituri is the home of various ethnical groups. Their mask types show great stylistic similarities, so that we can talk about one stylistic region.


Felix, Marc L., Ituri, München 1992, p. 238 f.