Lot: 245

82nd Tribal Art Auction

Bat mask

Mozambique, Makua

Provenance Size Starting price / estimated price
Peter Loebarth, Hameln, Germany, 1995 (a) - 2006 (b)
Hans Dietrich Rielau, Hösbach, Germany
600 EUR
plus 27 % commission, VAT, transport and insurance

mask, wood, greyish brown patina, red pigment, h: 22 cm, anthropomorphic facial features combined with a broad snout and large ears, minor missing part (chin projection); in addition: standing figure, Pare/Tanzania, wood, black patina, h: 16,2 cm, incised ornaments, fine cracks, abrasion of paint, base;
figures like the present served soothsayers, healers and sorcerers in carrying out their practices.