Lot: 108

85th Tribal Art Auction

Anthropomorphic mask

Liberia, Dan

Provenance Size Starting price / estimated price
Fridebert & Lillemor Maass, Germany, collected in situ (1965-1971), Yekepa, Nimba County in Liberia H: 8.3 inch 450 EUR
plus 23 % commission, VAT, transport and insurance

light wood, small see holes, open mouth with inserted teeth (bone splinters, animal teeth?), entirely covered by thick encrusted blackish brown sacrificial patina, minor missing parts and cracks at the rim backside, patina chipped off in some areas