Lot: 27385th Tribal Art Auction
|Provenance||Size||Starting price / estimated price|
|Adrian Schlag, Brussels, Belgium||H: 19.7 inch||
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wood, encrusted reddish brown patina, half-spherical calotte with crested forehead ridge and funnel-shaped protruding mouth, crowned by long slightly curved horns, pierced around the rim, slightly dam., paint rubbed off, cracks; the Mama people are well-known for their abstract buffalo- and antelope masks. The present mask was worn at "kambon" masquerades of the "udawaru" society for sacrificial and burial rites.